This paper sheds light into the effect of the periodic pattern of bricks and mortar joints on the load-carrying capacity of the interface between fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and masonry. Two simplified cohesive material laws are proposed for the FRP-mortar and FRP-brick interfaces, which allow for the computation in closed form of a finite effective bond length Leff of the interfaces. The aforementioned simplified interfacial laws are employed to compute the load response of the FRP-masonry interface, and to obtain the interfacial shear stress, the FRP axial strain, and the slip profiles along the bonded length. The results indicate that length of the stress-transfer zone (LSTZ) of the FRP-masonry interface varies periodically as its location shifts with respect to the position of the mortar joints. Furthermore LSTZ can be different from the effective length of the FRP-brick interface and is influenced by the size of the bricks and mortar joints.
|Titolo:||A Study of the Fracture Process at the FRP-Masonry Interface: The Role of the Periodic Pattern of Bricks and Mortar Joints|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|