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Effect of matrix modification on durability of glass fiber reinforced cement composites

Title: Effect of matrix modification on durability of glass fiber reinforced cement composites
Author(s): A. Peled, J. Jones, S. P. Shah
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 38
Issue: 276
Issue date: 2005-03-01
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 163 - 171
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 23
Language: English

Abstract: The main focus of this paper is to present a tension-stiffening model that is suitable for finite element analysis (FEA) aimed at investigating the effect of FRP strengthening on the tensile behaviour of concrete slabs.
Available experimental results of the FRP-strengthened reinforced concrete slabs are used to calibrate the finite element model based on the ultimate load carrying capacity of the two-way slabs.
The proposed tension-stiffening model is implemented into the constitutive concrete model defined in a general-purpose finite element code.
Reinforced concrete behaviour in tension can significantly be changed due to strengthening.
An overall increase in the post-peak stiffness based on the tensile stress-strain relationship is observed.
A simplified bilinear model is introduced to define the behaviour of the FRP-strengthened concrete in tension.
An expression of the fracture energy density is introduced to define the area under the concrete tensile stress-strain relationship.
The tensile stress-strain relationship of concrete is referred to as the tension-stiffening model.
It is shown numerically that the ultimate load capacity of two-way slab specimens is sensitive to the fracture energy density.
Hence, a distinction has to be made between the definitions of the tension-stiffening model of FRP-strengthened and un-strengthened concrete.
This distinction is the focus of this paper.

Online publication: 2005-01-21
Classification: Scientific Reports
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/14091

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