Experimental Behavior of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Sheets Attached to Concrete Surfaces Using CFRP Anchors

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite sheets have gained popularity as a viable strengthening technique for existing reinforced concrete structures. The efficiency of the strengthening system largely depends on adequate bond between FRP sheets and the concrete substrate. In recent years, techniques to anchor FRP sheets have been proposed in applications that have limited distance to develop FRP sheet strength. One promising technique consists of fabricating and bonding FRP anchors during the FRP sheet saturation and embedding them into predrilled holes in the concrete substrate. This paper presents experimental results highlighting the complex behavior between FRP sheets and anchors. The primary failure modes that the sheet-anchor system can experience are identified. The experiments identify the main variables that influence the FRP anchor-sheet system behavior. This research contributes to the needed experimental database that will aid in future development of design recommendations of this anchorage system.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from ASCE
  • Authors:
    • Niemitz, Carl W
    • James, Ryan
    • Brena, Sergio F
  • Publication Date: 2010-3


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  • Accession Number: 01154816
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2010 6:57PM