This paper deals with high-strength concrete structure with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) strips bonded to the shear face. The first part deals with an experimental study. The fiber reinforced plastics strengthened concrete member test presents a failure mode with debonding of the external CFRP strips from the concrete member. The second part deals with a nonlinear FE analysis with LS-DYNA . Considering of the adhesive layer, explicit finite element is used for simulating the shear failure of CFRP-strengthened concrete, obtain the whole process of structure deformation development and describe the conformation and development of crack and the failure mode. The FE results are compared with the experimental results.