Peeling Behavior and Spalling Resistance of Bonded Bidirectional Fiber Reinforced Polymer Sheets

This paper presents the peeling behavior and spalling resistant effect of bidirectional fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets externally bonded to concrete surfaces. Experimental investigations are carried out through a series of newly designed punching-peeling tests. A wide range of variables, such as FRP sheet layers and fiber direction, plate constraint, concrete strength, adhesives, bond length of FRP sheets, diameter of indenter, and types of fibers, are considered in the experimental investigation. Theoretical study is also conducted for the specimens. Interfacial fracture energy is calculated analytically using a membrane-peeling method. It is realized that only two material parameters, i.e., the interfacial fracture energy of the FRP-concrete interface and the tensile stiffness of FRP sheets, are necessary to represent the interfacial spalling resistant behavior. Finally, the theoretical results are validated by comparing with experimental results. Comparison of theoretical to experimental results shows that the proposed theoretical model is satisfactory in reasonably and accurately predicting the peeling behavior and spalling resistant capacity of bidirectional FRP sheets bonded to concrete surface.

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    • Wu, Zhishen
    • Yuan, Hong
    • Asakura, Toshihiro
    • Yoshizawa, Hiroyuki
    • Kobayashi, Akira
    • Kojima, Yoshiyuk
    • Ahmed, Ehsan
  • Publication Date: 2005-5


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  • Accession Number: 01001302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2005 9:04AM