n this study, an attempt is made to numerically simulate the behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) and Polypropylene (PP) band composite using the Applied Element Method (AEM). Both of these materials have their own unique properties. FRP is used to increase the strength, whereas PP-band is used to increase the deformation capacity and energy dissipation capacity of masonry wall system. Behavior of these materials is numerically modeled by modifying AEM using various constitutive laws proposed in latest research works. In order to verify the numerical results an experimental study is also carried out. Proposed numerical tool has shown a good
agreement with experimental results.
S. Umair, M, Numada, K. Meguro. “Numerical Simulation of Polypropylene and Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Retrofitted Masonry Walls.” BULLETIN OF EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT STRUCTURE RESEARCH CENTER, INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, NO. 46, (MARCH 2013).