Experimental Study on Strengthened Bridge Structures with Carbon Fiber Plate
In order to analyze the impact of anchor length, ends anchorage measures, strength of concrete, shear-span ratio, reinforcement ratio and the amount of carbon fiber plate on the bearing capacity of strengthened bridge structures with carbon fiber plate, 11 pieces of rectangle beams are fabricated for flexural experimental study. The experimental results show that the ultimate bearing capacity of the specimens increase different degree as different strengthened schemes: the bearing capacity of rectangle beams with plate end anchorage has increased remarkably; The beams have greater bearing capacity with more anchorage length in contrast to those without any anchorage measure; The ultimate bearing capacity enhanced more prominent for those specimens with low shear-span ratio and low reinforcement ratio.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
L. L. Zou and X. L. Zhou, "Experimental Study on Strengthened Bridge Structures with Carbon Fiber Plate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 997-1000, 2011