Experimental Study of Corroded RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP under Fatigue and Monotonic Loads
This paper summarizes the results and discussion of experimental studies on corroded, reinforced concrete 4 point beam test specimens (120 mm x 200 mm x 1700 mm) repaired by external bonding of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite laminates to the tensile face of the beam. The primary parameters investigated in this experimental study were distortion, stress distribution, and ultimate load capacity of the corroded reinforced concrete beams. The results indicate that the load capacity and the rigidity of repaired corroded beams by CFRP were significantly higher than the un-repaired, corroded beams. Beams with a low degree of corrosion damage, repaired by CFRP, were still able to demonstrate good mechanical properties after a short-term fatigue loading.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
L. Wang and J. X. Liang, "Experimental Study of Corroded RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP under Fatigue and Monotonic Loads", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 142-148, 2011