An innovative structural and energy retrofitting system for masonry walls using textile reinforced mortars combined with thermal insulation

Thanasis Triantafillou, Kyriakos Karlos, Kalliopi Kefalou, Eirini Argyropoulou

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    Abstract

    The application of a new system, which combines textile reinforced mortars (TRM) and thermal insulating materials as a means of both structural (including seismic) and energy retrofitting of masonry walls is experimentally investigated in this study. Medium scale tests were carried out on masonry walls subjected to out-of-plane bending. Several parameters were investigated, including the use of fireresistant versus polymer-based insulating material, one sided versus two-sided insulation and/or TRM jacketing, the position of the TRM and the displacement amplitude of the loading cycles. From the results obtained in this study the authors believe that TRM jacketing may be combined effectively with thermal insulation, which can be fire-resistant too.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages175-181
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
    Event8th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction, ACIC 2017 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Duration: Sep 5 2017Sep 7 2017

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    Other8th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction, ACIC 2017
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CitySheffield
    Period9/5/179/7/17

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Ceramics and Composites

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    Triantafillou, T., Karlos, K., Kefalou, K., & Argyropoulou, E. (2017). An innovative structural and energy retrofitting system for masonry walls using textile reinforced mortars combined with thermal insulation. 175-181. Paper presented at 8th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction, ACIC 2017, Sheffield, United Kingdom.