Behavior of full-scale RC T-beams strengthened in shear with externally bonded FRP sheets

Abdeldjelil Belarbi, Sang Wook Bae, Antonio Brancaccio

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Abstract

Recently many research studies have investigated the shear behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. However, most were conducted on small-scale specimens. Thus, analytical models and design equations developed from those studies may not predict the actual behavior of large-scale RC beams strengthened with FRPs. In this study, an experimental study was performed on this topic using full-scale RC T-beams in order to understand the behavior of full-scale bridge beams strengthened in shear with FRP. The main parameters investigated in this study were the transverse steel reinforcement ratio and the effect of mechanical anchorage systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-40
Number of pages14
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume32
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Fiber-reinforced polymers
  • Reinforced concrete beam
  • Shear strengthening

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