Numerical modelling of FRP-reinforced masonry walls under in-plane seismic loading
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Abstract© 2016 Elsevier Ltd This paper describes the development of finite element (FE) models for the study of the behaviour of unreinforced and basalt fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) externally reinforced masonry walls under the action of in-plane seismic loading. Validated against experimental tests, the FE models were used to accurately predict the shear strength and reflect damage progression in multi-leaf masonry walls under in-plane cyclic loading, including the propagation of cracks beneath the BFRP reinforcement. The models have the potential to be used in practice to predict the behaviour and shear capacity of unreinforced and FRP-reinforced masonry walls.
CitationZhang, S., Yang, D., Sheng, Y., Garrity, S. W. and Xu, L. (2017) Numerical modelling of FRP-reinforced masonry walls under in-plane seismic loading. Construction and Building Materials, 134, pp. 649-663.
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
SponsorsThis research has been supported by the People’s Republic of China Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Department (2010-1-154), the Fundamental Research Fund for the Central Universities (2012210020205) and the China Scholarship Council (CSC).
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