Application of textile‐reinforced mortars (TRMs) for strengthening of existing masonry structures have received a growing attention in recent years. An extensive effort, both experimental and computational, has been devoted during the last 10 years for understanding the performance of these composites and their effectiveness in improving the performance of existing masonry structures. Nevertheless, several aspects regarding the durability and mechanics of these composites still remain unknown and need to be addressed in future studies. This letter is a short review with an effort on highlighting those aspects considering both experimental and numerical modelling approaches.
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I would like to thank all the students, researchers and colleagues who contributed to my investigations on textile reinforced composites, in a way or another, during the last six years including (in alphabetic order): Ali Dalalbashi, Elisa Bertolesi, Ana Freitas, Stefano De Santis, Ernesto Grande, Paulo Lourenco, Vera Marques, Gabriele Milani, Gemma Mininno, Daniel Oliveira, Arezoo Razavizadeh, Xuan Wang. Involvement in the activities of the RILEM TC 250 ?CSM (chaired by Prof. de Felice) and discussions with colleagues involved in those activities had also a significant influence on the shape of the investigations we performed on this topic. The financial support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the grant SFRH/BPD/92614/2013 and of the European Union's Marie Curie Individual Fellowship program under REA grant agreement No. 701531 which allowed continuation of my investigations in this field from 2014 to 2018 are also highly acknowledged.
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- Computational modelling
- Experimental mechanics
- Textile reinforced mortars
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)