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TitleDurability of bond in NSM CFRP-concrete systems under different environmental conditions
Author(s)Fernandes, Pedro Miguel Gomes
Sena-Cruz, José
Xavier, José
Silva, Patrícia Moreira
Pereira, E. N. B.
Cruz, José Ricardo Loureiro
KeywordsCarbon fibre
Environmental degradation
Near-surface mounted systems
Mechanical testing
Issue dateApr-2018
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
CitationFernandes, P., Sena-Cruz, J., Xavier, J., Silva, P., Pereira, E., & Cruz, J. (2018). Durability of bond in NSM CFRP-concrete systems under different environmental conditions. Composites Part B: Engineering, 138, 19-34.
Abstract(s)This paper addresses the durability of bond between concrete and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) strips installed according to the near-surface mounted (NSM) technique (NSM CFRP-concrete systems) under the effects of two main groups of environmental conditions: (i) laboratory-based ageing conditions; (ii) real outdoor ageing conditions. The bond degradation was evaluated by carrying out direct pullout tests on aged specimens that were previously subjected to distinct environmental conditions for different periods of exposure. Moreover, the degradation of the mechanical properties of the involved materials was investigated. The digital image correlation (DIC) method was used to document the evolution of the deformation fields at the surface over the whole region of interest consisting of concrete and epoxy adhesive at the ligament region. This information supported the discussion about the evolution of the bond resistant mechanism developed in NSM CFRP-concrete specimens during testing, as well as the assessment of the bond quality of the system. In general, the results obtained from the durability tests conducted have shown that the different exposure environments, which may be considered as quite severe, did not result in significant damage on NSM CFRP-concrete system. The maximum decrease of about 12% on bond strength was obtained for real outdoor environments. Conversely, a maximum increase of 8% on bond strength was obtained on the specimens exposed to the temperature cycles between –15 °C and +60 °C. DIC allowed to document the stress transfer mechanisms established between the CFRP and the concrete substrate, revealing the crack patterns and the influence widths of the CFRP reinforcement strips, which were shown to be important for avoiding group effect when using multiple parallel strengthening CFRP strips.
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