Strengthen Masonry Foundation Walls Subjected to In-Plane Force with CFRP

Masonry foundation walls can be subjected to in-plane forces such as wind load and seismic load, and studies have shown that externally retrofitting carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) can exhibit a 50-300% increase in strength when compared to the same wall without any strengthening system applied. Studies have also shown that CFRP can be used to repair damage caused by foundation settlement. Strength gain of over 50% was observed after CFRP was applied to walls with settlement-induced step cracks.

Strengthen Masonry Foundation Walls Subjected to In-Plane Force with CFRP
Strengthen Masonry Foundation Walls Subjected to In-Plane Force with CFRP