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Structural response of initially loaded RC beam to different retrofitting techniques


Thanoon, Waleed Abdulmalik and Jaafar, Mohd Saleh and Noorzaei, Jamaloddin and Abdul Kadir, Mohd Razali and Mohammed, Thamer Ahmed (2004) Structural response of initially loaded RC beam to different retrofitting techniques. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 12 (1). pp. 103-113. ISSN 0128-7680


The increase in the large number of distressed reinforced concrete structure underscores the importance of developing acceptable retrofitting techniques. This study investigates the structural behaviour of full scale reinforced concrete beams strengthened by two different techniques. The first technique used is the strengthening of the beam by CFRP, while the second technique used is the external pre-stressing. The specimens were initially loaded to two-thirds of their predicted ultimate flexural capacity. They were then unloaded and strengthened with either CFRP or external prestressing. The beams were subsequently subjected to incremental loads until failure. The structural response of the tested specimens had been found in terms of their cracking behaviour, load-deflection relationship, ductility, strain, distribution, ultimate load and failure mechanism. The results indicate similar structural response in both retrofitting techniques at the ultimate range. Hence the concept of elastic design used in prestressed concrete members may be used for reinforced concrete members strengthened with CFRP.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Loaded RC beam; Retrofitting techniques; CFRP; Structural response
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2009 02:09
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 06:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3700
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