Generic Debonding Resistance of EB and NSM Plate-to-Concrete Joints

It is well established that adhesively bonding plates to the surfaces of reinforced concrete members is an efficient retrofitting approach. Specifically, 2 techniques have emerged: Using thin externally bonded (EB) sheets/plates and near-surface mounted (NSM) strips/bars. A good amount of research has been conducted worldwide to understand the fundamental behavior describing such adhesively bonded plate-to-concrete joints. Unfortunately, until now, no generic model exists to determine the debonding resistance of both retrofitting techniques. In this paper, a generic analytical model is derived to determine the debonding resistance of any adhesively bonded plate-to-concrete joint using an idealized linear-softening local interface bond-slip relationship. The model is derived using a unique definition of the debonding failure plane and confinement ratio such that it is suitable for both the externally bonded and near-surface mounted techniques. The model is validated by comparison with existing push-pull data as well as 14 new push-pull tests with varying plate cross-section aspect ratios. Comparison with an existing well-known model demonstrates the suitability of the proposed generic model. The model can be used to predict the intermediate crack debonding resistance of strengthened reinforced concrete members.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from ASCE
  • Authors:
    • Seracino, R
    • Saifulnaz, M R Raizal
    • Oehlers, D J
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


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  • Accession Number: 01045138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2007 8:45PM