Estimating strength of frp-strengthened r/c w alls

K. K. Antoniades, T. N. Salonikios, A. J. Kappos

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The work presented herein attempts to validate the currently available relationships for estimating flexural and shear strength of FRP-strengthened reinforced concrete (R/C) walls against experimentally measured values. Specimens were tested to failure, subsequently were strengthened using FRP sheets and retested. The formulas adopted by international codes (Europe, US, Japan) and others from the literature for the estimation of shear and flexural strength were used. The analytically derived shear strengths were higher than the shear corresponding to the development of flexural strength; this was also evident from the failure modes observed during the test. Theoretically predicted flexural strength is higher than the experimental one when failure of the composite material is considered, hut lower when failure of anchorage or de bon ding at both si des of main flexural crack is considered.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationKeep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005
EditorsAdorjan Borosnyoi, Gyorgy L. Balazs
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)963420838X, 9789634208389
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 23 May 200525 May 2005

Publication series

NameKeep Concrete Attractive - Proceedings of the fib Symposium 2005


Conference2005 fib Symposium on Keep Concrete Attractive


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