Retrofitting reinforced concrete bridge frames using externally bonded FRP sheets

Pandey, G. R. and Mutsuyoshi, H. and Aravinthan, T. (2007) Retrofitting reinforced concrete bridge frames using externally bonded FRP sheets. In: 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007), 12-14 Dec 2007, Hong Kong, China.


An experimental study was conducted to study the application of extemally bonded FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) sheets on the transverse beani of RC (Reinforced Concrete) bridge frames. In shear strengthening beams using FRP sheets, full wrapping is not always possible and in U-wrapping, debonding failure of FRP sheet limits the proper utilization of its strength. Therefore, in this research FRP sheets were mechanically anchored. A total number of six specimens with different wrap configurations and mechanical anchorage schemes were tested. Experimental results showed that a proper selection of mechanical anchorage scheme for FRP sheet in V-wrap portion is necessary for the significant enhancement of shear strength of RC beam close to that of a fully wrapped beam.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting advice from publisher and author.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2008 10:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: FRP; RC beams; sheer strengthening; debonding; mechanical anchorage
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials

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