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CFRP Application in Retrofitting of Masonry Wall


Amit Dum, Chandrakant Pol
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This study explores the result of an experimental investigation for enhancing shear strength of masonry wall, strengthened with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) strips. Total 18 numbers of specimens were casted. Out of this 9 specimens were tested for standard condition and 9 were for deteriorated condition in that three were tested with CFRP wrapping respectively. The dimensions of all masonry wall panels are kept same throughout the experiment. Experiments are conducted to study the shear strength of masonry walls with and without FRP using local available materials. For the experiment shear compression test was conducted. Deterioration of the specimens is done by using solutions of calcium chloride (CaCl2) with 3 molal ion concentrations. The experimental results demonstrated that the use of CFRP composite strips increases the shear strength of the masonry wall significantly by preventing the debonding of CFRP sheets, so that the full strength of the CFRP sheets get utilized.

Amit Dum, Chandrakant Pol

CFRP, CaCl2, Shear Compression Test

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 8 | May-June - 2018
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2018-06-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
49-55 IJSRSET18488   Technoscience Academy

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Amit Dum, Chandrakant Pol, "CFRP Application in Retrofitting of Masonry Wall", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.49-55, May-June-2018.
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