Flexural behavior of RC beams strengthened with fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composite

Saman Babaeidarabad, Giovanni Loreto, Diana Arboleda, Antonio Nanni

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Abstract

Two well-known retrofit techniques, namely: externally bonded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) laminates and near surface mounted (NSM) systems have been used successfully for the strengthening of existing reinforced concrete (RC) beams to improve flexural and shear capacity. This study investigates the effectiveness of fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) materials as an alternative external strengthening technology to enhance the flexural performance of RC beams. FRCM is a composite material consisting of a sequence of one or more layers of cement-based matrix reinforced with dry-fiber fabric. In this study, 18 RC beams of which 12 were strengthened with two different FRCM schemes (one and four layers) were tested. This research provides experimental data that can be used as a foundation for the design of this novel strengthening technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014
PublisherInternational Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
ISBN (Print)9781771363082
StatePublished - 2014
Event7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2014Aug 22 2014

Other

Other7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period8/20/148/22/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Babaeidarabad, S., Loreto, G., Arboleda, D., & Nanni, A. (2014). Flexural behavior of RC beams strengthened with fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composite. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014 International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC).