Research on the Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP
In order to clear the influence of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) on the bearing capacity of reinforced concrete beams, tests of three reinforced concrete beams strengthened with CFRP are carried out. Experimental result shows that CFRP can effectively increase bearing capacity of flexural member, and can restrain the development of crack. Cracking load, yield load and ultimate load are significantly increased. At the same time numerical simulation is done; it is good agreement with experimental results.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
H. Wei et al., "Research on the Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 1781-1784, 2011