Motivation and proposal
In many occasions it is necessary to retrofit or repair wooden structural elements, either by an extension of its structural responsibility, or by its deterioration over time. This is usually carried out by additional high strength materials. In particular, metal elements have traditionally been used. However, this has certain disadvantages:
As an alternative, the group has developed and verified different retrofitting and repair layouts for wooden structures using carbon fiber elements.
Main experimental results
Example of on-site action
Publications of the group
Experimental Comparison of Different Carbon Fiber Composites in Reinforcement Layouts for Wooden Beams of Historical Buildings. Materials, vol. 10 (10), 2017.
Experimental and Analytical Analysis for Bending Load Capacity of Old Timber Beams with Defects when Reinforced with Carbon Fiber strips. Composite Structures, vol. 186, 2018.
Experimental Validation of a CFRP Laminated/Fabric Hybrid Layout Retrofitting and Repairing Timber Beams. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, vol., 2018.
Monitoring of Carbon-fiber Reinforced Old Timber-beams Via Strain and Multiresonant Acoustic Emission Sensors. Sensors, vol. 18 (4), 2018
Monitoring of Debondings in Timber Beams Reinforced with CFRP using Acoustic Emission Technique. Inauguration conference of International Institute of Innovative Acoustic Emission” (IIIAE 2016). Kyoto, Japón, 2016. Premio al Mejor Póster del Congreso.