Salta al contenuto principale
Passa alla visualizzazione normale.


A Numerical Study to Predict the Mechanical Response of FRCM Composites

  • Autori: Minafo' G.; La Mendola L.; Oddo M.C.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2022
  • Tipologia: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
  • OA Link:


Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) materials are increasingly common for strengthening existing masonry structures. Their popularity is due to their many advantages with respect to resin-based composites, especially when applied to stone supports. The constitutive behaviour of FRCM materials is defined by the combination of their tensile response and the bond behaviour with the masonry support, both depending on complex stress transfer mechanisms between matrix and fabric, especially in the post-cracking stage. This paper presents a numerical study which aims to predict the mechanical behaviour of FRCM systems through simple 2D models of truss elements and non-linear springs to simulate the fabric-to-matrix and composite-to-substrate interaction. The comparisons between results of numerical approach and experimental responses showing that the proposed methodology is an effective and easy tool to predict the mechanical behaviour of FRCM composites.