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Experimental testing of concrete beams reinforced with carbon FRP bars

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Rafi, Muhammad Masood, Nadjai, Ali and Ali, Faris (2007) Experimental testing of concrete beams reinforced with carbon FRP bars. JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, 41 (22). pp. 2657-2673. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1177/0021998307078727

Abstract

Most of the research on the fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) bar reinforced structures employed glass FRP (GFRP) bars. The results of tests, which were conducted on the carbon FRP (CFRP) bar reinforced concrete beams, are reported in this article. The beams reinforced with conventional steel rods were tested as control specimens. Nearly equal crack spacing and number of cracks were noted in both types of beams, at all stages of loading. The bond characteristics of the CFRP bars were found to be satisfactory. The ACI code equation over-estimated the stiffness of the CFRP reinforced beams and as a result theoretical deflection, predicted by the ACI code method, was found to be less than the recorded deflection.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Fire Safety and Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)
ID Code:1234
Deposited By:Professor Faris Ali
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 21:58
Last Modified:30 Nov 2009 21:58

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