This paper presents a preliminary finite element study on the effects of strain rate on the FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour using the K&C concrete damage model in LS-DYNA Explicit. The developed FE model uses the first-order eight-node hexahedron 3D solid element with one integration point and a sub-millimetre mesh. Results show that the model can simulate the static FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour with good accuracy and mesh objectivity. It also shows that the loading rate has significant effects on the bond behaviour.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Advanced Materials Research|
|Early online date||May 2011|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
LI, XQ., Yang, J., Chen, JF., & Lu, Y. (2011). Loading rate effect on FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour. Advanced Materials Research, 250-253, 3571-3576. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.250-253.3571