A multi-level investigation on the mechanical response of TRM-strengthened masonry

Ali Dalalbashi*, Bahman Ghiassi, Daniel V. Oliveira

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This paper presents a multi-level experimental and analytical investigation on the mechanical performance of TRM composites used for strengthening existing masonry structures. Micro (fabric-to-mortar bond), meso (TRM-to-substrate bond), and macro (TRM tensile response and in-plane and the out-of-plane ressponse of TRM-strengthened masonry) response of TRMs are combined and investigated in-depth for this reason. These results help to understand the mechanisms controlling the response of these composites and their performance at the structural scale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number224
Number of pages19
JournalMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions
Issue number6
Early online date20 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partly financed by FCT/MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC) under the R&D Unit Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), under reference UIDB/04029/2020. The support to the first author through grant agreement SFRH/BD/131282/2017, provided by FCT- Foundation for Science and Technology, is kindly acknowledged.


  • FRCM
  • In-plane behavior
  • Multi-level experimental testing
  • Out-of-plane behavior
  • TRM
  • TRM-strengthened masonry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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