Flexural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP Sheets and Epoxy Mortar

Experiments were conducted to study the effect of using epoxy mortar patch end anchorages on the flexural behavior of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets. More specifically, the effect of the end anchorage on strength, deflection, flexural strain, and interfacial shear stress was examined. The test results show that premature debonding failure of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with CFRP sheet can be delayed or prevented by using epoxy mortar patch end anchorages. A modified analytical procedure for evaluating the flexural capacity of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with CFRP sheets and epoxy mortar end anchorage is developed and provides a good prediction of test results.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from ASCE
  • Authors:
    • Bahn, Byong Y
    • Harichandran, Ronald S
  • Publication Date: 2008-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01108781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2008 3:08PM