Doctoral Dissertations


Shear strengthening of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls with FRP composites


Tong Li


"In this dissertation, strengthening of masonry walls with near surface mounted (NSM) FRP bars was studied. A methodology for the computation of the nominal shear strength of URM walls strengthened by structural repointing provided a reasonable and conservative fit with the experimental data. An experimental program was carried out in order to study the effectiveness of NSM FRP bars on improving the structural behavior of URM walls with a central opening. The main parameter investigated was different strengthening schemes. A discrete finite element model, based on an engineering simulation software named ANSYS, was used to analyze the test results and good agreement was achieved."--Abstract, page iv.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Analysis of URM concrete walls strengthened with GFRP bars
  • FRP strengthening of URM walls with openings - experimental results
  • FRP strengthening of URM walls with openings - numerical analysis and design


xi, 105 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2004 Tong Li, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Earthquake resistant design -- Testing
Masonry -- Testing
Fiber-reinforced plastics

Thesis Number

T 8531

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