Bond Behavior of FRP Bars in Concrete
This article deals with the bond of internal composite (FRP) reinforcement with different surface treatments. Bars with additional sand-coating exhibit different behavior due to different transmission of forces in relation to bars with ribbed surface. To compare the bond behavior of these types of reinforcement, an experimental program consisting of several sets of pull-out tests was designed. This test configuration was chosen primarily for simplicity, comparability with previously published results, and especially easy modification for assessment the effect of concrete cover thickness. The paper presents the results confirming the direct influence of the surface treatment and also the position of the reinforcement on the resulting bond behavior.
Šárka Nenadálová, Petra Johová and Tereza Sajdlova
O. Januš et al., "Bond Behavior of FRP Bars in Concrete", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 272, pp. 3-8, 2018