M. Aiello

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The present paper deals with the mechanical behaviour of masonry columns confined by using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. In particular, it presents the key results of a wide experimental program jointly carried out at the Laboratories of the Universities of Salerno and Salento (Italy). Several kinds of masonry, made out of either natural or(More)
Bond between FRP bars and concrete depends on several parameters comprising environmental agents as the service temperature. As is known, FRP bars present high values of the transverse coefficient of the thermal expansion (CTE) with respect to concrete; as a consequence, when temperature increases, tensile stresses take place within the concrete that may(More)
Synopsis: The effects of thermal loads on the structural performance of FRP reinforced concrete elements are analyzed in this paper. The difference in transverse coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) between FRP and concrete causes the presence of tensile stresses within the concrete and, eventually, the formation of cracks when the temperature increases.(More)
UPV as non-destructive technique can effectively contribute to the low invasive in situ analysis and diagnosis of masonry elements related to the conservation, rehabilitation and strengthening of the built heritage. The use of non-destructive and non-invasive techniques brings all the times many advantages in diagnostic activities on pre-existing buildings(More)
Institutional assessment of student learning outcomes has been around in higher education for over 25 years ago, but no component is more critical than the role of faculty in such work. This importance of faculty , " … it seems safe to say, is shared by just about everyone who works in, writes about, worries about, or champions assessment. " (Hutchings,(More)
Over the last years computer vision researchers have shown great interest for the so called spectral clustering, where the data are clustered analysing the first few eigenvectors (i.e., the ones relative to the first eigenvalues) of a the Laplacian matrix, derived directly from the data-set. Note that for the purpose of data clustering the eigenvectors need(More)
The paper is devoted to the analysis of FRP reinforced concrete elements under thermal loads. As known, non metallic rebars present high values of transverse coefficients of the thermal expansion (CTE) with respect to concrete; as a consequence, when temperature increases, tensile stresses take place within the concrete that may produce splitting cracks(More)
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