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Ιntegrated Seismic and Energy Retrofitting System for Masonry Walls using Textile Reinforced Mortars Combined with Thermal Insulation: Experimental, Analytical and Numerical Study

Version 1 : Received: 22 November 2020 / Approved: 24 November 2020 / Online: 24 November 2020 (09:35:49 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 7 December 2020 / Approved: 8 December 2020 / Online: 8 December 2020 (10:11:06 CET)

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Karlos, K.; Tsantilis, A.; Triantafillou, T. Integrated Seismic and Energy Retrofitting System for Masonry Walls Using Textile-Reinforced Mortars Combined with Thermal Insulation: Experimental, Analytical, and Numerical Study. J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4, 189. Karlos, K.; Tsantilis, A.; Triantafillou, T. Integrated Seismic and Energy Retrofitting System for Masonry Walls Using Textile-Reinforced Mortars Combined with Thermal Insulation: Experimental, Analytical, and Numerical Study. J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4, 189.

Journal reference: J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4, 189
DOI: 10.3390/jcs4040189

Abstract

Taking into consideration the seismic vulnerability of older buildings and the increasing need for reducing their carbon footprint and energy consumption, the application of an innovative system is investigated; the system is based on the use of textile reinforced mortars (TRM) and thermal insulation as a means of combined seismic and energy retrofitting of existing masonry walls. Medium scale tests were carried out on masonry walls subjected to out-of-plane cyclic loading. The following parameters were investigated experimentally: placement of the TRM in a sandwich form (over and under the insulation) or outside the insulation, one-sided or two-sided TRM jacketing and/or insulation, and the displacement amplitude of the loading cycles. A simple analytical method is developed and is found in good agreement with test results. Additionally, numerical modeling is carried out and is also found in good agreement with test results. From the results obtained in this study the authors believe that TRM jacketing may be combined effectively with thermal insulation, increasing the overall strength and energy efficiency of the masonry panels in buildings.

Subject Areas

masonry; seismic retrofitting; textile reinforced mortar; thermal insulation

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 8 December 2020
Commenter: Kyriakos Karlos
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Removed the word "innovative" from the title
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Row 62 change from 6-hole to 12-hole
In section "4. Numerical Simulation" an explanation is given for the introduction of "brick" elements to simulate the effect of steel plates used to apply concentrated loads
An English check has been performed and a few errors have been corrected
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