Finite element modelling of concrete cover separation failure in FRP plated RC beams

James Yang, JF Chen, D Proverbs

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Abstract

The technique of bonding fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to the tension face or sides of reinforced concrete (RC) beams has become very popular for strengthening or retrofitting purposes. A distinct characteristic of such strengthened RC beams is that they very often fail due to various premature debonding failures. This paper presents a fracture mechanics based finite element analysis of debonding failures. Numerical results for an experimental beam are presented. Initial findings show that the method can successfully simulate the concrete cover separation failure mode in FRP strengthened RC beams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume17
Issue number1
Early online date31 Oct 2002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

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