Study on Flexural Performance of Damage RC Beams Strengthened with near Surface Mounted FRP Strips
The contrast tests of 1 reinforced concrete(RC) beams and 4 RC beams strengthened with near-surface mounted carbon fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) strips have been carried out, under conditions of different damage degree of RC beams. It is mainly conducted to investigate the effects of FRP strips reinforcement of flexural strength. The experimental results indicate that significant strength on the ultimate load and rigidity of reinforced concrete beams can be realized by mounting FRP strips to the beams, and propagation of cracks were reduced obviously.
C. Z. Dong and J. Z. Xia, "Study on Flexural Performance of Damage RC Beams Strengthened with near Surface Mounted FRP Strips", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 94-96, pp. 883-886, 2011