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Shear Strengthening of Skew RC Beams Using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)

Shafiq, Nasir (2011) Shear Strengthening of Skew RC Beams Using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP). [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

The study demonstrates the shear strengthening of skew Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams using CFRP strips. Skew RC beams are widely practiced in the construction of bridges and flyovers. As there are many cases of failed bridges and flyovers reported worldwide including in Malaysia, researchers now aggressively find strategies to repair and retrofit those structures instead of choosing to demolish and reconstruct it is as the costs become the main constraints. In this study, six simply supported 150mm x 230mm x 2000mm RC beams were tested to evaluate the effect of CFRP in strengthening skew beams. Two of the beams were treated as control beams while the other four were wrapped up with CFRP strips. From the static load test, the strengthening of skew beams using CFRP varied from 21.08% up to 43.47% and from this variation, the effect of CFRP configuration and skew angle on the strength of the beams were determined.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:6886
Deposited By: Dr Nasir Shafiq
Deposited On:05 Dec 2011 03:01
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:22

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