In the interventions for the recovery of existing masonry buildings, where the roof is being rebuilt, top beams are usually constructed to ensure a box-like behavior of the building and to prevent the occurrence of out-of-plane wall overturning mechanisms due to seismic action.
This study presents the possible construction of top beams consisting of pultruded elements and reinforced masonry with GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) . The proposed solution can be a valid alternative to traditional top beams made of reinforced concrete, steel, or traditional reinforced masonry.
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