Samer Barakat, Salah Altoubat, Eman Al Burai
beam, FRP, reinforced concrete, shear, strength
This paper deals with the shear strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) beams with externally bonded fiber reinforced polymer (EBFRP) composite. Its objectives are to update the existing data base related to the shear strengthening of RC beams with EBFRP from the published literature. Investigate the different parameters that affect the shear strength of EBFRP reinforced concrete beams and capture better interaction among various influencing parameters. About seven hundred tests of beams with EBFRP were collected from the published literature and tabulated in an updated database. The interactions among the parameters related to the type and properties of the FRP, fiber orientation as well as the strengthening scheme, the shear and the longitudinal steel reinforcement ratios, the shear span ratio, and the geometry of the member that influence the shear behavior of these members are investigated. As a result of this investigation the collected database is refined and the existing design model (ACI 440.2R-08) is reviewed and conclusions are drawn.
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Samer Barakat, Salah Altoubat, Eman Al Burai. (2016) Shear Strengthening Reinforced Concrete Beams with Externally Bonded Fiber-Reinforced Polymer: Updated Data Base. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 1, 142-148