Flexural Performance of Corroded RC Beams Strengthened with Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Polymers
The research program is aimed at investigating the effectiveness of application of good ductile hybrid fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) to upgrade corroded RC beams. A total of 5 RC beams are tested under flexural load, the results show that compared with the un-strengthened corroded RC beam, the crack, yield, maximum and ultimate load of corroded RC beam strengthened with hybrid FRP sheets is increased by 14%, 35%, 102% and 109% respectively, and the displacement ductility factor is only decreased by 11%, which indicate that the hybrid FRP sheets can improve significantly the flexural performance of corroded RC beam.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
J. H. Li et al., "Flexural Performance of Corroded RC Beams Strengthened with Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Polymers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 5618-5623, 2011