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Efficiency study of advanced methods for retrofit of masonry buildings

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.01.01  Engineering sciences and technologies  Civil engineering  Building materials 

Code Science Field
T002  Technological sciences  Construction technology 
masonry, strengthening, retrofit, FRP (fiber reinforced plastics), testing of structures, composite structures, wooden floors, wall tempering, retrofit and preventive conservation of building heritage
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  14036  PhD Blaž Dolinšek  Civil engineering  Researcher  2002 - 2003 
2.  13701  Boštjan Gerbec  Civil engineering  Researcher  2002 - 2003 
3.  14312  PhD Samo Gostič  Civil engineering  Head  2002 - 2004 
4.  05559  PhD Marjana Šijanec Zavrl  Civil engineering  Researcher  2002 - 2003 
5.  11493  MSc Miha Tomšič  Civil engineering  Researcher  2002 - 2003 
6.  04415  MSc Matjaž Zupan  Civil engineering  Researcher  2002 - 2003 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1969  Building and Civil Engineering Institut  Ljubljana  1795490 
Proposed project tends to integrate the several advanced methods, that are in focus of research in the past decade. The common line of methods is the use of advanced materials, technologies and knowledge gained by intensive experimental and theoretical research. The methods are already introduced in practice for strengthening of structural assemblages of masonry buildings and for their protection from raising damp including the improvement of living comfort and some basic experience are gained also in Slovenia. However, the basic question to be answered is how are these methods efficient and economic in our circumstances and how can be reliably predicted the behavior of retrofitted structures: · masonry pears, that can be efficiently strengthened to resist high shear and flexural loading by applying of FRP strips in vertical and diagonal direction · timber floor structures where the flexural and shear strength is increased by FRP materials and stiffness by reinforced concrete topping forming together composite structural system, · clay and stone masonry walls exposed to raising damp can be efficiently drained by low-temperature wall heating system. The system is entirely non-destructive and therefore applicable for all kinds of masonry buildings and especially for build heritage. The goal of the project is research of phenomena of damp walls drying by wall heating, and analysis of impacts of the system parameter changes on expected additional impacts of wall tempering system (wall heating, drying, reduction of efflorescence of sollulable salts, preservation of builidng fabric in brick masonry and stone-brick mixed wall). The wall heating method at its present state needs further research and development, in order to bring about a better understanding of the processes developed in building fabrics and surrounding space and to provide the basis for design guidelines of such systems in practice.
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