FRP as strengthening material for Reinforced Concrete beams with openings � A review

Chin, S.C. and Shafiq, N. and Nuruddin, M.F. (2015) FRP as strengthening material for Reinforced Concrete beams with openings � A review. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 19 (1). pp. 213-219.

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This paper presents the review of studies performed to investigate the behavior of Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams containing different types of openings. For the last 4 decades, research works involved the investigation of the member strength and development of the design approach for simply supported, continuous and T-beams containing large rectangular openings subjected to torsion, bending and shear forces. The proposed design method suggested the installation of diagonal steel reinforcement bars around the opening for providing the required strength. In recent years, Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) have been widely used as an external bonded reinforcement system for upgrading and retrofitting of concrete structures. FRP as externally bonded reinforcement mainly used to repair and retrofit the damaged reinforced concrete member. However, very limited studies showed the application of the FRP laminates as external reinforcement around openings. Therefore, further investigations regarding the application of FRP laminates to strengthen the large openings in reinforced concrete members are very vital. © 2015, Korean Society of Civil Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete beams and girders; Concrete construction; Fiber reinforced plastics; Retrofitting; Strengthening (metal), Bonded reinforcement; Externally bonded; Fiber reinforced polymers; opening; Reinforced concrete beams; Reinforced concrete member; Steel reinforcement bars; Strengthening materials, Fiber reinforced concrete
Depositing User: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2021 06:50
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 06:50

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