Site-built epoxy-impregnated carbon fiber allowed customized restraints to synch an earthquake-damaged tower and restrain lateral thrust in retaining walls, achieving a lot of stabilization within the limited funds remaining in a repointing project budget.
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Carbon Fiber: From Woodwork to Masonry
This is part of larger series on carbon fiber (CF). If you are just joining this blog now, please take a moment to review the previous carbon fiber repair posts. In initial attempts to determine which CF cloths and resins to use, we reviewed loads of technical literature. Too often though it was focused… Continue reading Carbon Fiber: From Woodwork to Masonry
Carbon Fiber Repair for Historic Buildings, Woodwork, Part 2
Methods for carrying the load of deteriorated joist ends using carbon fiber "mittens", information about the carrying capacity increase with each ply of carbon fiber tape on a timber, and a means of extending timbers with grafted elements like glass after casting an acrylic tooth cap to fit the damaged end of a timber, all designed with the wide-ranging timber damage at the Menokin Ruin in mind, but applicable to many buildings for in-place supplemental strengthening.
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