Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) and Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) have been studied, compared and applied to strengthen brick masonry walls. The comparison of their performance against second order bending effects is addressed in this paper for the first time. Experimental and analytical data from previous researches and new analytical data for TRM cases are summarised, ordered and systematically compared to analyse the structural response of strengthened brick masonry walls. The results show a similar performance for both systems in terms of load bearing capacity and in-plane response. However, TRM strengthened cases showed greater lateral deformation than FRP ones.
Bernat-Maso, E., Escrig, C., & Gil, L. (2016). Comparison between TRM and FRP strengthening systems at preventing buckling failure of brick masonry walls. Informes de La Construcción, 68(543), e157. https://doi.org/10.3989/ic.16.056