In a masonry panel well restrained at its bottom and top, subject to horizontal stresses, the collapse is expected as a result of the bending stresses that arise inside it. The collapse occurs as a result of the formation of three hinges: one at the bottom, one at the top and the third at a certain height of the panel.
By applying fabrics of FRP composite material on the walls of the panel, a “masonry reinforced with FRP” is created. Inside it, the compression stresses related to the bending are absorbed by the masonry, while tensile stresses are absorbed by the FRP reinforcement
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