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Mechanical behavior of RC beams reinforced by externally bonded CFRP sheets



Title: Mechanical behavior of RC beams reinforced by externally bonded CFRP sheets
Author(s): E. Ferrier, S. Avril, P. Hamelin, A. Vautrin
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 36
Issue: 262
Issue date: 2003-10-01
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 522 - 529
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 9
Language: English


Abstract: It is technologically possible to strengthen steel reinforced concrete structures by bonding externally carbon epoxy sheets.
Few results exist on the mechanical behavior of strengthened structures subjected to service loads.
Consequently, large safety factors are taken into account, most of all concerning the limitation of steel stresses.
In order to provide a more accurate characterization of their serviceability, beams are investigated by utilizing a fullfield optical measurement technique.
The results lead to an original analysis of cracks growth and opening in unstrengthened and strengthened beams.


Online publication: 2003-08-27
Classification: Scientific Reports
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/13905


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