Full-scale testing and numerical analysis of a precast fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete slab pre-stressed with basalt fibre reinforced polymer bars

Bruno Dal Lago, Su E. Taylor, Peter Deegan, Liberato Ferrara, Mohammed Sonebi, Philip Crossett, Andrea Pattarini

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Abstract

Steel-free pre-stressed reinforced concrete may be used in aggressive environments to increase the durability of structural elements and to limit the carbon footprint by replacing steel with high-strength fibre composites. The design of a 10-m long steel-free precast fibre-reinforced concrete slab, pre-stressed with basalt-fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars and shear-reinforced with glass-fibre reinforced polymer bars, is presented in this paper. Non-linear viscoelastic and elastic-plastic models have been employed for the prediction of the service and ultimate limit state flexural behaviour, respectively. Preliminary tests on the employed materials and a 3-point load test on the slab element are presented, together with indications on its manufacturing process. The proposed numerical analysis is validated against the experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-133
Number of pages14
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume128
Early online date03 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2017

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