Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks

Y. Tao, X. L. Zheng, Q. X. Shi, J. F. Chen

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    Abstract

    Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) anchors have been shown to be effective for delaying or even preventing premature debonding failure in concrete structures strengthened with externally bonded FRP. The application of the FRP anchors can improve the loading capability and ductility of the strengthened structure, thus enhancing its seismic resistance. Masonry structures are very common worldwide, but little research has been conducted on the performance of FRP anchors embedded in masonry structures. This study focuses on the behaviour of FRP anchors embedded in clay bricks. One of the differences between brick units and common concrete prism specimens is that the former usually has smaller dimensions. This paper reports an experimental study on FRP anchors under pull-off loading. The experimental results indicate that FRP anchors made from folded pre-wet fibre sheet can efficiently improve the anchorage performance. The size of the anchor hole has significant influences on the performance of anchorage.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInsights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2016
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Pages1512-1517
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781138029279
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2016
    Event6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2016 - Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: 05 Sep 201607 Sep 2016

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2016
    CountrySouth Africa
    CityCape Town
    Period05/09/201607/09/2016

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Tao, Y., Zheng, X. L., Shi, Q. X., & Chen, J. F. (2016). Pull-out test of FRP anchors in clay bricks. In Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2016 (pp. 1512-1517). CRC Press/Balkema.