BEHAVIOR OF RC BEAMS STRENGTHENED WITH FRP LAMINATES AND TESTED UNDER CYCLIC LOADING AT LOW TEMPERATURES

This paper presents the results of tests in flexure and shear of fiber reinforced beams. Four reinforced concrete (RC) beams were strengthened with a commercially available strengthening system and were tested under low temperature conditions. Two of them were tested under a four point load configuration, one monotonically and one in cyclic fatigue. The remaining two beams were tested under three point load configuration. The tests carried out with low temperature and cyclic fatigue loading suggest that the failure mode remains the same by debonding. The experimental data also suggests that fatigue cycles at low temperatures decrease the strength of the interface between the carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminate and the concrete and increase the stuffness of the concrete beam.

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  • Authors:
    • Lopez, M M
    • Naaman, A E
    • Pinkerton, L
    • Till, R D
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2004 12:00AM