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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Properties of Hollow Concrete Masonry Reinforced With Fiber Glass Composite
Author(s): Ahmad Hamid, Jesus :Larralde, and A. M. R. Salama
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 465-474
Keywords: composite materials; compressive strength; concrete; fiberglass; flexural strength; masonry; reinforcing materials; tensile strength; Structural Research
Abstract:Presents the results of a test program carried out at Drexel University to study the properties of hollow concrete masonry reinforced with fiber glass composite as external reinforcement. The research program was planned to demonstrate the feasibility of using such a technique for hollow masonry walls. The program included tests of 1/3-scale masonry assemblages to determine the compressive strength, flexural strength under in- and out-of-plane loads, and in-plane splitting tensile strength. Widely available commercial-type fiberglass mat and matrix resin were used. The results indicate that the proposed retrofitting technique is very effective and has great potential in improving the strength and deformation properties of hollow concrete masonry.
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