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Advances in Building Retrofitting with Inorganic-Based Composites

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 395

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci 39B, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Interests: bond; direct-shear test; fiber strain; flexural strengthening; steel–FRCM composite; temperature; analytical modeling; columns; confinement; masonry; numerical modeling
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ITC-CNR, Construction Technologies Institute, Italian National Research Council, 70124 Bari, Italy
Interests: composites in structural retrofitting; seismic vulnerability; strengthenig of building heritage; analytical modelling; ANN-method
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interest in the field of the structural safety for existing building heritage is definitely felt nowadays due to the huge loss of economy resources and human life accountable to recent natural disasters, such as earthquakes. On this side, the development of new materials and systems is recognised to be one of the most promising solutions. Among others, the inorganic-based composites are now under the light because of their valuable advantages, especially in the case of sustainable retrofitting. In fact, the use of a mortar for bonding a strengthening fibre mesh to the structural member can preserve its original breathability while increasing both the strength and ductility. On the other side, the symbiotic action of the fibre and the matrix is mainly governed by the micro-cracking effect, especially at the mortar level. For this reason, major experimental and theoretical efforts are needed in order to properly investigate and understand the performance of these composites, as well as for predicting their potential strengthening capacity.

Dr. Salvatore Verre
Dr. Alessio Cascardi
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  • strengthening
  • fabric-reinforced cementitious mortar
  • textile-reinforced mortar
  • masonry
  • reinforced concrete
  • design-oriented model
  • structural safety
  • heritage
  • testing
  • case study

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