The large demand of reinforcement systems for the rehabilitation of existing concrete and masonry structures, has recently increased the development of innovative methods and advanced systems where the structural mass and weight are reduced, possibly avoiding steel reinforcements, while using non-invasive and reversible reinforcements made of pre-impregnated fiber nets and mortars in the absence of cement, commonly known as composite-reinforced mortars (CRMs). To date, for such composite materials, few experimental studies have been performed. Their characterization typically follows the guidelines published by the Supreme Council of Public Works. In such a context, the present work aims at studying numerically the fracturing behavior of CRM single-lap shear tests by implementing a cohesive zone model and concrete damage plasticity, in a finite element setting. These specimens are characterized by the presence of a mortar whose mechanical behavior has been defined by means of an analytical approximation based on exponential or polynomial functions. Different fracturing modes are studied numerically within the CRM specimen, involving the matrix and reinforcement phases, as well as the substrate-to-CRM interface. Based on a systematic investigation, the proposed numerical modeling is verified to be a useful tool to predict the response of the entire reinforcement system, in lieu of more costly experimental tests, whose results could be useful for design purposes and could serve as reference numerical solutions for further analytical/experimental investigations on the topic.

Numerical Modeling of Single-Lap Shear Bond Tests for Composite-Reinforced Mortar Systems

Rossana Dimitri
;
Martina Rinaldi;Marco Trullo;Francesco Tornabene
2023-01-01

Abstract

The large demand of reinforcement systems for the rehabilitation of existing concrete and masonry structures, has recently increased the development of innovative methods and advanced systems where the structural mass and weight are reduced, possibly avoiding steel reinforcements, while using non-invasive and reversible reinforcements made of pre-impregnated fiber nets and mortars in the absence of cement, commonly known as composite-reinforced mortars (CRMs). To date, for such composite materials, few experimental studies have been performed. Their characterization typically follows the guidelines published by the Supreme Council of Public Works. In such a context, the present work aims at studying numerically the fracturing behavior of CRM single-lap shear tests by implementing a cohesive zone model and concrete damage plasticity, in a finite element setting. These specimens are characterized by the presence of a mortar whose mechanical behavior has been defined by means of an analytical approximation based on exponential or polynomial functions. Different fracturing modes are studied numerically within the CRM specimen, involving the matrix and reinforcement phases, as well as the substrate-to-CRM interface. Based on a systematic investigation, the proposed numerical modeling is verified to be a useful tool to predict the response of the entire reinforcement system, in lieu of more costly experimental tests, whose results could be useful for design purposes and could serve as reference numerical solutions for further analytical/experimental investigations on the topic.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
JCS23_2.pdf

accesso aperto

Descrizione: Articolo
Tipologia: Versione editoriale
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 680.37 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
680.37 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11587/507406
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 0
social impact