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Conference Papers in Materials Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 539856, 6 pages
Conference Paper

Experimental Behavior of Natural Fiber-Based Composites Used for Strengthening Masonry Structures

1Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
2Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, P-4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

Received 15 July 2013; Accepted 22 August 2013

Academic Editors: R. Alagirusamy and H. Hong

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Rosamaria Codispoti at “International Conference on Natural Fibers-Sustainable Materials for Advanced Applications 2013” held from 9 June 2013 to 11 June 2013 in Guimarães, Portugal.

Copyright © 2013 Rosamaria Codispoti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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