Comparative Study on Deflection Calculation for Concrete Flexural Members with Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement
The application and development of FRP bars for reinforce concrete structures necessitates the need for either adopt the current code method or exploiting a new design one to account for the properties of FRP materials. The method for predicting deflection of concrete beams with FRP bars in ACI440 is based on the method for that with steel bars in ACI318. Similarly, a modified method based on GB50010 is proposed in this paper to estimate deflection of concrete beams with FRP bars. Furthermore, the new method, together with ACI318, ACI440 and GB50010 ones, are verified by nine test beams in three existing experiment and show a good agreement with the experimental data. Simultaneously, the new method is also proved to be of the most precise and accurate one and indicates the potential of the method to estimate deflection in Chinese code system.
Yanguo Shi and Jinlong Zuo
J. Y. Cai et al., "Comparative Study on Deflection Calculation for Concrete Flexural Members with Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 183-185, pp. 1979-1983, 2011