Experimental and numerical investigation of walls strengthened with fiber plaster

Basaran, Hakan;Demir, Ali;Bagci, Muhiddin;Ergun, Sefa

  • 투고 : 2014.09.13
  • 심사 : 2015.10.10
  • 발행 : 2015.10.25


The topic of this study is to investigate behaviors of masonry walls strengthened with reinforced fiber plaster under diagonal tensile loads. Full blend brick $100{\times}50{\times}30mm$ in dimensions were used to make masonry walls with dimensions of $400{\times}400{\times}100mm$. Three different samples were manufactured by plastering masonry walls with traditional style, with 3% polypropylene or with 5% steel fiber. All the samples were tested using ASTM 1391-81 standards. The propagation of damage on samples caused by diagonal tensile load was observed and load-displacement graphs were plotted for each sample. A finite element software (ABAQUS) was used to obtain numerical values for all samples and crack patterns and load-displacement responses were obtained. Experimental and numerical results were compared.


composite materials;masonry walls;polypropylene and steel fiber;reinforced plaster mortar;finite element method


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