The choice of a dimensioning software for structural reinforcement projects
OLYMPUS developed several computation softwares facilitating the structural calculation to the professionals with reinforced concrete and masonry structures, with a view to collaborating with the technicians involved in the structural reinforcement projects using FRP, FRCM and CRM systems.
The choice of the best certified anti-debonding system with glass fiber GFRP meshes and a software for dimensioning.
The debonding phenomenon concerns a big part of Italian construction industry, particularly the public works (ie. Schools, offices) mainly built between the ’40s and the ’70s. Only 50 years later, though, this issue connected to the non-structural members emerged clearly. The said members, like bricks (ie. Lightening hollow flooring blocks) were often ignored.
Seismic improvement with FRP systems in the Iglesia de Nicoya, Costa Rica
On July 24th 2019 Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica celebrated the reopening of the Iglesya de Nicoya in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Church underwent major restorations and seismic improvements following the damages caused by the 7.6 Richter degrees earthquake that hit Costa Rica on September 5th 2012.
New guidelines for CVT certificate of FRCM systems
Concept, prototyping and application of a tensioning system for FRP ties into masonry structures
The present paper deals with concept, prototyping and application of a tensioning system for FRP ties into masonry structures. The proposed system, based on the use of FRP strands instead of traditional steel ties, has the aim to produce a compression stress state on masonry walls where it is applied.