Fatigue Flexural Behavior of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Beams Repaired with CFRP Sheets

This study investigated the flexural behavior of corroded steel reinforced concrete beams repaired with carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets under repeated loading. Thirty beams (152×254×2,000 mm) were constructed and tested. Fatigue flexural failure occurred in 29 of these beams. The study showed that pitting of the steel reinforcement due to corrosion occurred only after about a 7% actual mass loss which coincided with a decrease in the fatigue performance of the beam. The controlling factor for the fatigue strength of the beams is the fatigue strength of the steel bars. Repairing with CFRP sheets increased the fatigue capacity of the beams with corroded steel reinforcement beyond that of the control unrepaired beams with uncorroded steel reinforcement. Beams repaired with CFRP at a medium corrosion level and then further corroded to a high corrosion level before testing had a comparable fatigue performance to those that were repaired and tested after corroding directly to a high corrosion level.


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  • Accession Number: 01348684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: ASCE
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2011 2:40PM