Mortar-based reinforcements are an innovative solution for retrofitting existing structures that combine effectiveness, compatibility, and sustainability. Despite the recent spreading of field applications, there is still insufficient knowledge on their fundamental mechanical properties, and a regulatory gap for experimental procedures and design criteria. A Round Robin Test initiative was organized by the Rilem TC 250-CSM (Composites for the Sustainable strengthening of Masonry) to investigate the tensile and bond behaviour of mortar-based composites with basalt, carbon, glass, polyparaphenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO), aramid and steel textiles. This paper presents the tests carried out on Steel Reinforced Grout (SRG) systems, comprising three textile and four mortar types, supplied by three producers. Ten laboratories from Italy, Poland and Portugal were involved for a total of 150 tests, including direct tensile tests on textiles and composites, and single-lap bond tests on masonry substrate. The incidence of the layout of the textile, the mechanical properties of the mortar matrix, the manufacturing and curing conditions, as well as the testing setup and instrumentation, is discussed to contribute to the optimization of the reinforcement systems and to the development of recommendations for laboratory testing. Finally, results are combined to derive engineering parameters for qualification and design purposes.
|Titolo:||Round Robin Test on tensile and bond behaviour of Steel Reinforced Grout systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|