Experimental Behavior of Masonry Arches with and Without Fiber Reinforced Polymer
R. Chitra1, S. Thendral2, S. J. Mohan3
1R.Chitra, Department of Civil Engineering, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Tamilnadu, India.
2S.Thendral, Department of Civil Engineering, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Tamilnadu, India.
3Dr.S.J.Mohan, Department of Civil Engineering, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on 05 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 August 2019 | PP: 779-787 | Volume-8 Issue-9S3 August 2019 | Retrieval Number: I31610789S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I3161.0789S319
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Abstract: This paper deals with the experimental behavior of solid clay brick masonry parabolic arches. Among all the different structural systems, masonry arches are the most efficient. In this paper preliminary tests were carried out on cement, sand, bricks, mortar and their material properties like specific gravity for cement, sand, compression strength on bricks, mortar and water absorption test on bricks, were studied. In this report fabrication of masonry arch of same dimensions were carried out. A total of four specimens were casted out of which two specimens were casted without GFRP. and two other were wrapped with GFRP on extrados and intrados surface of the arch. Specimens are having the span of 1.3m, rise of 0.5 and width of 0.230m. After the casting and curing of the all specimens was carried out, two arches which are without glass fiber reinforced polymer are subjected to monotonic loading and then other two arches were wrapped with glass fiber reinforced polymer and then subjected to monotonic loading
Keywords: Unreinforced And Reinforced Arch, Parabolic Arch, Local Failure, Parabolic Equation, Loading Conditions, Gfrp, ANSYS
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering