Flexural Behavior of Concrete Beam Reinforced with Steel and FRP Re-Bars
FRP composite materials are widely applicable in the construction industries as a load-bearing structural element or a reinforcing and/or repairing materials for the concrete. In this paper, we presented the flexural behavior of steel reinforced concrete beams reinforced with FRP re-bars manufactured by different fibers but the same vinylester resin. Experimental investigation pertaining to the load-deflection and load-strain characteristics of steel reinforced concrete beams reinforced with FRP re-bars with garnet coated surface is presented and the theoretical prediction is also conducted. In the investigation, the effects of FRP re-bar reinforcement in addition to the steel reinforcement are estimated. The experimental results are compared with theoretical predictions. Good agreements are observed.
Ichsan Setya Putra and Djoko Suharto
J. H. Nam et al., "Flexural Behavior of Concrete Beam Reinforced with Steel and FRP Re-Bars", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 306-308, pp. 1367-1372, 2006