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U-Jacketing Applications of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Reinforced Concrete T-Beams against Shear—Tests and Design

Laboratory of Reinforced Concrete and Seismic Design of Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th.), 67100 Xanthi, Greece
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Fibers 2020, 8(2), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8020013
Received: 16 January 2020 / Revised: 11 February 2020 / Accepted: 13 February 2020 / Published: 17 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Behaviour)
The application of externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (EB-FRP) as shear transverse reinforcement applied in vulnerable reinforced concrete (RC) beams has been proved to be a promising strengthening technique. However, past studies revealed that the effectiveness of this method depends on how well the reinforcement is bonded to the concrete surface. Thus, although the application of EB-FRP wrapping around the perimeter of rectangular cross-sections leads to outstanding results, U-jacketing in shear-critical T-beams seems to undergo premature debonding failures resulting in significant reductions of the predictable strength. In this work, five shear-critical RC beams with T-shaped cross-section were constructed, strengthened and tested in four-point bending. Epoxy bonded carbon FRP (C-FRP) sheets were applied on the three sides and along the entire length of the shear-strengthened T-beams as external transverse reinforcement. Furthermore, the potential enhancement of the C-FRP sheets anchorage using bolted steel laminates has been examined. Test results indicated that although the C-FRP strengthened beams exhibited increased shear capacity, the brittle failure mode was not prevented due to the debonding of the FRP from the concrete surface. Nevertheless, the applied mechanical anchor of the C-FRP sheets delayed the debonding. Moreover, the design provisions of three different code standards (Greek Code of Interventions, Eurocode 8 and ACI Committee 440) concerning the shear capacity of T-shaped RC beams retrofitted with EB-FRP jackets or strips in U-jacketing configuration are investigated. The ability of these code standards to predict safe design estimations is checked against 165 test data from the current experimental project and data available in the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: reinforced concrete (RC); T-shaped beams; externally-bonded fiber-reinforced-polymer (EB-FRP); shear; U-shaped retrofitting reinforced concrete (RC); T-shaped beams; externally-bonded fiber-reinforced-polymer (EB-FRP); shear; U-shaped retrofitting
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Chalioris, C.E.; Zapris, A.G.; Karayannis, C.G. U-Jacketing Applications of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Reinforced Concrete T-Beams against Shear—Tests and Design. Fibers 2020, 8, 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8020013

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Chalioris CE, Zapris AG, Karayannis CG. U-Jacketing Applications of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Reinforced Concrete T-Beams against Shear—Tests and Design. Fibers. 2020; 8(2):13. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8020013

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Chalioris, Constantin E.; Zapris, Adamantis G.; Karayannis, Chris G. 2020. "U-Jacketing Applications of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Reinforced Concrete T-Beams against Shear—Tests and Design" Fibers 8, no. 2: 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8020013

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