CFRP strengthened continuous concrete beams.
|dc.contributor.author||Ashour, Ashraf F.||*|
|dc.identifier.citation||El-Refaie, S. A., Ashour, A. F. and Garrity, S. W. (2003) CFRP strengthened continuous concrete beams. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings, 156 (4): 395-404.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||This paper reports the testing of five reinforced concrete continuous beams strengthened in flexure with externally bonded carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates. All beams had the same geometrical dimensions and internal steel reinforcement. The main parameters studied were the position and form of the CFRP laminates. Three of the beams were strengthened using different arrangements of CFRP plate reinforcement, and one was strengthened using CFRP sheets. The performance of the CFRP-strengthened beams was compared with that of an unstrengthened control beam. Peeling failure was the dominant mode of failure for all the strengthened beams tested. The beam strengthened with both top and bottom CFRP plates produced the highest load capacity. It was found that the longitudinal elastic shear stresses at the adhesive/concrete interface calculated at beam failure were close to the limiting value recommended in Concrete Society Technical Report 55.||en_US|
|dc.rights||© 2003 ICE. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Reinforced concrete; Beams & girders; Concrete structures; Materials technology; Carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP)||en_US|
|dc.title||CFRP strengthened continuous concrete beams.||en_US|