Assessment of design guidelines for shear strengthening concrete beams with FRP

J. F. Chen*

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Abstract

Extensive research has been undertaken in the last 15 years on strengthening reinforced concrete (RC) structures with externally bonded fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. FRP composites may be used to enhance the flexural, shear and axial loading capacity of various concrete members or their ductility. The technique has also been increasingly used in practice worldwide. Consequently, many design guidelines have been independently developed by different organisations to meet the requirement for practical design. Shear strengthening of concrete beams is often an important part of a strengthening scheme but the behaviour of such strengthened beams is complex and less well understood. This paper presents a comparison of shear provisions in a number of widely available design guidelines with an experimental database collected from the literature. It reveals significant differences between them and scope for improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Specialty Conference on Fibre Reinforced Materials
EditorsP. Prochazka, Chris Stanley, T.S. Lok
PublisherCI-Premier Pte Ltd
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9810555636, 9789810555634
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017
Event4th International Specialty Conference on Fibre Reinforced Materials - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Oct 200631 Oct 2006

Conference

Conference4th International Specialty Conference on Fibre Reinforced Materials
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period30/10/200631/10/2006

Keywords

  • Concrete
  • FRP
  • Shear
  • Strengthening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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    Chen, J. F. (2017). Assessment of design guidelines for shear strengthening concrete beams with FRP. In P. Prochazka, C. Stanley, & T. S. Lok (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Specialty Conference on Fibre Reinforced Materials CI-Premier Pte Ltd.