Tuff buildings are a significant part of the Mediterranean area and are to be preserved from a structural viewpoint especially in seismic areas. Over the past few decades, the interest in strengthening of historical tuff masonry structures has led to developing specific and noninvasive architectural and engineering strategies. In the present paper, a comprehensive experimental program on tuff masonry panels is presented; the results are intended as a contribution to the knowledge of in-plane behavior of tuff masonry strengthened with composite materials. Particularly, a cement based matrix-coated alkali resistant glass grid system (CMG) was used to strengthen tuff masonry walls; different CMG layouts were selected, and overall performances were compared with those of as-built ones. The charac- terization of base materials was carried out first, followed by uniaxial tests of masonry and shear tests on triplets. Finally, tuff masonry panels were subjected to diagonal compression loading under displacement control in order to measure their in-plane deformation and strength properties, including the postpeak softening regime in view of seismic applications.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0268(2006)10:3(223)|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||000237748900005|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-33745677440|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|