Experimental investigation on RC beams strengthened with bottom or side NSM FRP bars

Author(s): Thanongsak Imjai, Monthian Setkit, Navapadol Khumthong, Kornrit Keeratithanikkul, Reyes Garcia
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials Systems and Structures (SMSS2019) Durability, Monitoring and Repair of Structures
Editor(s): Ana Baričević, Marija Jelčić Rukavina, Domagoj Damjanović, Maurizio Guadagnini
ISBN: 978-2-35158-217-6
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-218-3
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 719-723
Total Pages: 848
Language: English

Abstract: This paper investigates the use of Near Surface Mounted Fibre Reinforced Polymers (NSM FRP) to strengthen reinforced concrete (RC) beams. Three RC beams were tested in flexure with different configurations: one control, one strengthened with one NSM FRP bar at the soffit, and one strengthened with two NSM FRP bars on the beam sides. This paper discusses the main experimental results. It is shown that results predicted by existing analytical models match well the test results, thus confirming the effectiveness of adding bars to the sides of the beams as a potential strengthening solution.

Online publication :2019
Publication type : full_text
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