Shear strengthening of concrete beams with embedded frp bars

Caro, Manjola (2018). Shear strengthening of concrete beams with embedded frp bars. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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With increasing numbers of strength-deficient concrete infrastructure assets, strengthening and repair of concrete structures is becoming an issue of international importance. This thesis investigates the behaviour of shear-strengthened reinforced concrete (RC) deep beams, which can be found in many concrete infrastructure assets including bridges and high-rise buildings. The thesis examines the bond performance of the deep embedment (DE) technique, also known as the embedded through-section technique (ETS), which utilises fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) bars embedded into concrete using an epoxy adhesive. The bond-slip experimental results were used to develop a nonlinear finite element (NLFE) model for DE-strengthened RC deep beams. After validation, the NLFE model was used to carry out a parametric study, the results of which were used to formulate design models for DE-strengthened RC deep beams.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)


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