Structural strengthening with externally bonded reinforcement is now recognized as a cost-effective, structurally sound and practically efficient method of rehabilitating deteriorating and damaged reinforced concrete beams. There is now an urgent need to develop a sound engineering basis which can predict the failure loads of all such strengthened beams in a reliable and consistent manner. Existing models to predict the behaviour at ultimate of strengthened beams suffer from many limitations and weaknesses. This paper presents a unified global model, based on the Strut-and-Tie approach, to predict the failure loads of reinforced concrete beams strengthened for flexure and/or shear. This structural model is based on rational engineering principles, considers all the possible failure modes, and incorporates the load transfer mechanism by bond to reflect the debonding phenomena which has a dominant influence on the failure process of plated beams. The model is validated against about 200 strengthened beam tests reported in the literature and failing in flexure and/or shear, involving a large number of structural variables and steel, carbon and glass fiber reinforced polymer laminates as reinforcing medium.
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|Titolo:||Unified Model to Predict Flexural and Shear Behavior of Externally Bonded RC Beams|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Citazione:||Unified Model to Predict Flexural and Shear Behavior of Externally Bonded RC Beams / Colotti, Vincenzo; Spadea, G; Swamy, R. N.. - In: THE ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. SECTION C, THEME ISSUES. - ISSN 1319-8025. - 31:1C(2006), pp. 3-23.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|