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Materials 2012, 5(11), 2055-2068;

Concrete Open-Wall Systems Wrapped with FRP under Torsional Loads

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano 84084, Italy
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Received: 24 September 2012 / Revised: 18 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 25 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Materials in Civil Constructions)
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The static behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) beams plated with layers of fiber-reinforced composite material (FRP) is widely investigated in current literature, which deals with both its numerical modeling as well as experiments. Scientific interest in this topic is explained by the increasing widespread use of composite materials in retrofitting techniques, as well as the consolidation and upgrading of existing reinforced concrete elements to new service conditions. The effectiveness of these techniques is typically influenced by the debonding of the FRP at the interface with concrete, where the transfer of stresses occurs from one element (RC member) to the other (FRP strengthening). In fact, the activation of the well-known premature failure modes can be regarded as a consequence of high peak values of the interfacial interactions. Until now, typical applications of FRP structural plating have included cases of flexural or shear-flexural strengthening. Within this context, the present study aims at extending the investigation to the case of wall-systems with open cross-section under torsional loads. It includes the results of some numerical analyses carried out by means of a finite element approximation. View Full-Text
Keywords: structural plating; FRP; torsional loads structural plating; FRP; torsional loads

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Mancusi, G.; Feo, L.; Berardi, V.P. Concrete Open-Wall Systems Wrapped with FRP under Torsional Loads. Materials 2012, 5, 2055-2068.

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