WIT Press

On The Extending Performance Of An RC Beam With A CFRP Sheet: Experiments And Simulations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP980541

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

769 kb

Author(s)

A. Limam & P. Hamelin

Abstract

This study compares experimental four points bending of a reinforced concrete beam, strengthened with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) sheets, and a 2D non linear finite element (FE) simulation. The concrete model is based on a plasticity and a smeared crack approach. Bond-slip interaction between composite and concrete, which is of great importance in this type of structure, is modelled here using special continuous contact elements. A reasonably good agreement has been found between the numerical and experimental results. 1 Introduction Experience has shown that reinforced concrete structures, exposed to severe environmental attacks such as alkali-silica reaction or corrosion, to cycli

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