State of the art of industrial masonry chimneys: A review from construction to strengthening

Autores UPV
Revista Construction and Building Materials


This paper presents a review of the present state of research into industrial masonry chimneys and a detailed description of their characteristics. The first part is thus devoted to the history of these chimneys, how and why they were built, their dimensions, and the pathologies or causes that could lead to the need for their repair or strengthening. The second part reviews the different studies on industrial chimneys that can be found in the literature. These include aspects such as modelling and resistance to natural phenomena such as earthquakes. The work ends with the presentation of a proposed numerical model for the study of strengthening chimneys with Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP). © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.