Properties of Hollow Concrete Masonry Reinforced With Fiber Glass Composite


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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

Volume: 138


Appears on pages(s): 465-474

Keywords: composite materials; compressive strength; concrete; fiberglass; flexural strength; masonry; reinforcing materials; tensile strength; Structural Research

Date: 9/1/1993

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.