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Shear strengthening of RC beams with FRP composites: Database of FE simulations and analysis of studied parameters


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Abbasi, Amirali, Chaallal, Omar et El-Saikaly, Georges. 2022. « Shear strengthening of RC beams with FRP composites: Database of FE simulations and analysis of studied parameters ». Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, vol. 2022.

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The use of externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (EB-FRP) composites for shear strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) beams presents many challenges given the complex phenomena that come into play. Premature bond failure, the behavior of the interface layer between FRP composites and the concrete substrate, the complex and brittle nature of shear cracks, and the adverse interaction between internal steel stirrups and EB-FRP are some of these phenomena. Compared to experimental investigations, the finite element (FE) technique provides an accurate, cost-effective, and less time-consuming tool, enabling practicing engineers to perform efficient, accurate nonlinear and dynamic analysis as well as parametric studies on RC beams strengthened with EB-FRP. Since 1996, many numerical studies have been carried out on the response of RC beams strengthened using FRP. However, only a few have been related to RC beams strengthened in shear using EB-FRP composites. In addition, the analytical models that have been reported so far have failed to address and encompass all the factors affecting the contribution of EB-FRP to shear resistance because they have mostly been based on experimental studies with limited scopes. The aim of this paper is to build an extensive database of all the studies using finite element analysis (FEA) carried out on RC beams strengthened in shear with EB-FRP composites and to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses through various studied parameters.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Chaallal, Omar
El-Saikaly, Georges
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 21:08
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 16:31

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