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|Title:||Assessment of the effectiveness of prestressed NSM CFRP laminates for the flexural strengthening of RC beams|
Barros, Joaquim A. O.
|Publisher:||International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)|
|Abstract(s):||The flexural behavior of RC beams strengthened with prestressed near-surface-mounted (NSM) carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymer (CFRP) laminate was investigated in this paper. For this purpose, four RC beams were tested under monotonic four-point loading. One beam was kept un-strengthened, as a control beam, and another one was strengthened with a non-prestressed NSM CFRP laminate. The remaining beams were strengthened with NSM CFRP laminates prestressed at 20% and 40% of its ultimate tensile strength. The prestressed NSM CFRP laminate technique provided a significant increment of the load carrying capacity for deflection levels corresponding to serviceability and ultimate limit states. A numerical strategy was also employed to simulate the flexural behavior of the tested RC beams. The experimental and numerical researches are described and the relevant results are presented and discussed.|
|Appears in Collections:||ISISE - Comunicações a Conferências Internacionais|