Study on Stress Relaxation Properties of GFRP Rebars/Bolts
Glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) rebars / bolts are more and more being applied in construction projects with its superior corrosion resistance. To improve the economical efficiency of their application it is very significant to develop the prestressed GFRP rebars/bolts structure system. Therefore it is very valuable to probe the stress relaxation properties of GFRP rebars/bolts. With an innovation ends anchoring method for stress relaxation specimens of GFRP rebars/bolts, the stress relaxation properties has been tested in this paper. Results show that the relaxation rate of GFRP rebars/bolts increases with the initial stress increasing and with test time prolonging. It is increasing more rapidly at the beginning stage and it becomes slow after 24 hours. The relaxation law of GFRP rebars/bolts is similar to the law of CFRP and AFRP rebars/bolts. The relation between the relaxation rate and the logarithm of test time in hour follows also better linear law. The relaxation rate of GFRP rebars/bolts is bigger than CFRP ones and smaller than AFRP ones. The mechanical properties do not change obviously after 120h relaxation test.
G. Q. Yuan et al., "Study on Stress Relaxation Properties of GFRP Rebars/Bolts", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 1821-1826, 2011