An Assessment of Brick Masonry Strengthening Practice by Special Methods
S. Kanchidurai1, P.A. Krishnan2, K. Baskar3

1S. Kanchidurai, School of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed to be University, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Dr. P.A. Krishnan, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Dr. K. Baskar. Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.

Manuscript received on 2 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 11 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 1529-1533 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4242098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4242.098319
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Abstract: This study aims to identify the best suitable method to enhance strength and the structural performance of masonry. There are different techniques available to strengthen the existing and new masonry structures. This paper deals the metal/mesh embedment in the masonry wall, strengthening by added different polymers and textile strips, masonry grout, engineered cementitious materials (ECC) and interlocking masonry method. The comparison of different unique masonry strengthening methods helps us to provide a better suggestion for construction issues. In contrast to the conventional method, welded wire mesh gives better results than all other ways. Also, embedment of TRM, ECC, FRP, GFRP, CFRP, and interlocking holds an excellent performance in some other aspects.
Key words: Brick masonry, mesh embedment, polymers embedment, interlocking, ECC

Scope of the Article:
Structural Evaluation of Panelized and Masonry Wall Systems