- Andrea Nobili – UNIMORE firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tommaso D’Antino – POLIMI email@example.com
- Cesare Signorini – TU Dresden (Germany) firstname.lastname@example.org
Inorganic matrix fiber and textile reinforced composite materials display important advantages for structural rehabilitation and retrofitting under conventional and dynamic loading scenarios, in light of their excellent weight to performance ratio and damage tolerance combined with interesting capabilities in the realm of durability, compatibility and reversibility. Unfortunately, these advantages come at the cost of increased performance inconsistency, owing to the diverse and complex ways in which failure may take place. This symposium discusses recent trends in addressing such issues, with special emphasis on new technologies, to secure consistent and effective exploitation of the reinforcing material, on the grounds of a deeper understanding of the mechanical principles underlying the failure pathways.