NUMERICAL ANALYSIS FOR COMPRESSED CERAMIC HOLLOW BRICK MASONRY COLUMNS STRENGTHENED WITH GFRP MESHES

2021;
: 76-81
Received: October 07, 2021
Revised: October 25, 2021
Accepted: November 19, 2021
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Lviv Polytechnic National University, Department of building construction and bridges
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Lviv Polytechnic National University, Department of Building Structures and Bridges
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Lviv Polytechnic National University, Department of Building Structures and Bridges

This article presents the analysis of obtained experimental results for the study of masonry columns which have been strengthened by GFRP confinement after high-level axial compression loading. Ceramic hollow-brick middle-scale models were investigated regarding assumed testing program. The basics of experimental studies were briefly described in the paper. Theoretical study was performed to compare experimental and theoretical values. Such numerical analysis helps to evaluate the possibility to use the existing standard`s approaches for calculating bearing capacity of strengthened by GFRP jacketing ceramic brick columns which were subjected to the high axial loading. Theoretical results areratheraligned with experimental data. Some conclusions were provided in terms of usability the analytical model provided standards and other scientists. Addressing to the further investigation and research problems were performed.

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