The present paper shows and discusses some of the results obtained within an experimental investigation carried out on 15 reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened in shear by externally bonded fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) sheets. The aim of the study is to analyze the influence that the geometrical percentage of transverse steel reinforcement could have on the FRP resisting action. In particular, the objectives of the experimental campaign are to explore the possible interaction between FRP and steel transverse reinforcement resisting actions, analyzing the deformation behavior of the shear resisting system (FRP, transverse steel, and concrete) and the modes of failure of the strengthened and not strengthened beams. The results of the tests in terms of shear capacity are compared to the design formulations provided by the American Concrete Institute and the National Research Council of Italy code-format recommendations.

Effect of transverse steel on the responce of RC beams strengthened in shear by FRP: experimental study

GRANDE, Ernesto;IMBIMBO, Maura;RASULO, Alessandro
2009

Abstract

The present paper shows and discusses some of the results obtained within an experimental investigation carried out on 15 reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened in shear by externally bonded fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) sheets. The aim of the study is to analyze the influence that the geometrical percentage of transverse steel reinforcement could have on the FRP resisting action. In particular, the objectives of the experimental campaign are to explore the possible interaction between FRP and steel transverse reinforcement resisting actions, analyzing the deformation behavior of the shear resisting system (FRP, transverse steel, and concrete) and the modes of failure of the strengthened and not strengthened beams. The results of the tests in terms of shear capacity are compared to the design formulations provided by the American Concrete Institute and the National Research Council of Italy code-format recommendations.
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