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Comprehensive Behaviour Of R.C. Members Strengthened With Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Layers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010381

Volume

57

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,011 kb

Author(s)

G. Campione, N. Miraglia, N. Scibilia

Abstract

Compressive behavior of R.C. members strengthened with carbon fiber reinforced plastic layers G. Campione, N. Miraglia & N. Scibilia Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Universita, Viale delle Scienze, Palermo, Italy Abstract In the present investigation the experimental behaviour in compression of R.C. members having circular and square transverse cross-section and reinforced with carbon unidirectional wraps (CFRP) was analysed. The results obtained show the increase in strength and in ductility dues to the use of CFRP as a strengthening material for R.C. members subjected to axial compressive forces. Finally, an analytical model to determine the bearing capacity of compressed R.C. members with square or circular cross-section reinforced with CFRP is developed. 1 Introduction The research arises from the recent interest in advanced materials for retrofitting and/or strengthening materials of R.C. members in seismic areas. In this paper the focus is prevalent

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