Bond between Concrete and Multi-Directional CFRP Laminates
Recently, laminates of multi-directional carbon fiber reinforced polymers (MDL-CFRP) have been developed for Civil Engineering applications. A MDL-CFRP laminate has fibers in distinct directions that can be arranged in order to optimize stiffness and/or strength requisites. These laminates can be conceived in order to be fixed to structural elements with anchors, resulting high effective strengthening systems. To evaluate the strengthening potentialities of this type of laminates, pullout tests were carried out. The influence of the number of anchors, their geometric location and the applied pre-stress are analyzed. The present work describes the carried-out tests and presents and analyzes the most significant obtained results.
Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song
J. Sena-Cruz et al., "Bond between Concrete and Multi-Directional CFRP Laminates", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 917-922, 2010