A uniaxial model for concrete confined with fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP), but also with steel jackets or conventional transverse reinforcement, is presented. The model, which is suitable to be inserted into fiber-type beam-column models, explicitly accounts for the continuous interaction with the confining device due to the lateral strain of concrete, through an incremental-iterative approach. The relation between the axial and lateral strains is implicitly derived through equilibrium between the (dilating) confined concrete and the confining device. This relation allows one to trace the state of strain in the jacket and to detect its failure. The model is compared with a set of experimental tests and shows very good agreement in both the stress-strain and the stress-lateral strain response. Evidence of the main aspects of the behavior of FRP-confined concrete is given that points out differences in the response when using fiberglass or carbon fiber.


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  • Accession Number: 00768091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1999 12:00AM