WIT Press

Numerical Study Of Structural Joints Reinforced With Composite Fabrics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP980401

Volume

21

Pages

12

Published

1998

Size

806 kb

Author(s)

A. Parvin and P. Granata

Abstract

The structural application of composite materials such as fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) has increased in recent years. The FRP products can be used in the initial construction or for repair and structural enhancement. FRP materials have several advantages over steel including, light weight, corrosion resistance, and the ability to mold FRP overlays to concrete surfaces. FRP overlays have been used to strengthen/repair both concrete beam and column elements. Limited studies have been performed on the use of FRP overlays at beam-column connections. Joints that are reinforced with FRP overlays have a different failure mode than FRP plated beams or wrapped columns. At the beam-column connection the interface is subjected to prying or peeling stresses. This investigation involves parametr

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