Numerical Simulation on Ultimate Bearing Capacity of FRP Reinforced Concrete Notched Beams
: In this research, some concrete three-point bending specimens (beams) reinforced by FRP are used in numerical simulation to study the influence of the reinforcement on fracture mechanism and the extreme load-bearing capacity of the specimens. The numerical simulation results show the propagation of the crack in concrete is controlled by using FRP. Meanwhile the load-bearing capacity is increased greatly and failure modes are changed.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
P. X. Xia et al., "Numerical Simulation on Ultimate Bearing Capacity of FRP Reinforced Concrete Notched Beams", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 337-340, 2011