Experimental Investigation on Shear Behavior Of GFRP-Concrete Hybrid Beams
The present study describes an experimental investigation on shear behavior of GFRP-concrete hybrid beams, consisting of reinforced concrete beams combined with U-shaped glass fiber reinforced polymer pultruded profile constructed as combined tensile reinforcement, permanent formwork and corrosion resistance. A total of six beams were tested, three served as control beams and the remaining were implemented with U-shaped GFRP composites. Test results show that hybrid beam provides significant increase in shear capacity when compared to control RC beam.
F. Zhao et al., "Experimental Investigation on Shear Behavior Of GFRP-Concrete Hybrid Beams", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3433-3439, 2011