Volumetric response of FRP-confined full-scale RC columns

Antonio De Luca, Fabio Nardone, Fabio Matta, Gian Piero Lignola, Andrea Prota, Antonio Nanni

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Abstract

The external confinement of reinforced concrete (RC) columns by means of externally bonded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) laminates is a well established technique for strengthening and retrofitting purposes. This paper presents a pilot research that includes laboratory testing of full-scale square and rectangular (with side-aspect ratio smaller than 1.5) RC columns externally confined with glass and basalt-glass FRP laminates and subjected to pure axial load. Specimens that are representative of full-scale building columns were designed according to a dated ACI 318 code (i.e., prior to 1970) for gravity loads only. The study was conducted to investigate how the external confinement affects peak axial strength and deformation of a prismatic RC column. The results showed that the FRP confinement increases concrete axial strength, but it is more effective in enhancing concrete strain capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures 2011, FRPRCS-10
Pages167-187
Number of pages21
Edition275 SP
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event10th International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures 2011, FRPRCS-10, in conjunction with the ACI Spring 2011 Convention - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2011Apr 4 2011

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
Number275 SP
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0193-2527

Other

Other10th International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures 2011, FRPRCS-10, in conjunction with the ACI Spring 2011 Convention
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period4/2/114/4/11

Keywords

  • Confinement
  • Deformability
  • FRP laminates
  • Full-scale RC columns
  • Strengthening
  • Volumetric strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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    De Luca, A., Nardone, F., Matta, F., Lignola, G. P., Prota, A., & Nanni, A. (2011). Volumetric response of FRP-confined full-scale RC columns. In 10th International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures 2011, FRPRCS-10 (275 SP ed., pp. 167-187). (American Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication; Vol. 1, No. 275 SP).