Structural strengthening with externally bonded reinforcement is now recognized as a cost-effective, structurally sound and practicallyefficient method for rehabilitating deteriorated and damaged reinforced concrete structures. Although a variety of worldwide on-siteapplications using composite materials have been realized for the rehabilitation and reinforcement of structural elements, the technologyis now at a stage where its future development and competitiveness with conventional methods will depend on the definition of validdesign guidelines based on sound engineering principles rather than on the availability of new materials or production processes.The main objective of this paper is to present a general design philosophy for externally plated reinforced concrete beams and slabs,based on a holistic approach, in which appropriate strategies for achieving durable and safe strengthened structures are described.Essential to the design for safety, durability and ductility is the availability of structural models which are: (i) based on sound engineeringprinciples; (ii) capable of reflecting the physical behaviour of strengthened members; (iii) of general applicability, irrespective ofthe type of external reinforcement material (steel or fiber-reinforced polymer), and the reinforcement configuration (web or tensionplate); (iv) capable of describing all possible failure modes, in order to predict the weakest link chain of resistance of a structural member.It will be shown, with a series of numerical/experimental comparisons, that such requirements can be conveniently obtained with aunified approach in which materials and structures, calculation and experimental verification, modelling and analysis are integrated.
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|Titolo:||Holistic design of RC beams and slabs strengthened with externally bonded FRP laminates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Citazione:||Holistic design of RC beams and slabs strengthened with externally bonded FRP laminates / Bencardino, Francesco; Colotti, Vincenzo; Spadea, G; Swamy, R. N.. - In: CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES. - ISSN 0958-9465. - 28:10(2006), pp. 832-844.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|