Strengthening of reinforced concrete slab-column connection subjected to punching shear with FRP systems

Shaaban, Ibrahim (2013) Strengthening of reinforced concrete slab-column connection subjected to punching shear with FRP systems. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 5 (6). pp. 657-661. ISSN 1793-8236

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Abstract

This study aims to determine the efficiency of using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) systems to strengthen the slab–column connections subjected to punching shear. The used strengthening systems consisted of external FRP stirrups made from glass and carbon fibers. The stirrups were installed around the column. Also, external steel links were used as a conventional strengthening method for comparison. Over the last few years, the use of FRP for strengthening of concrete structures has been investigated by many researchers, whichconcerning with the strengthening of reinforced concrete slabs, beams and columns. The use of FRP in strengthening concrete slabs in flexure is done by bonding it to the tension face of the slabs. The use of FRP for strengthening the flat slabs against punching shear can be considered as a new application. This research shows the results obtained from an experimental investigation of 4 half-scale two-way slab-column interior connections, which were constructed and tested under punching shear caused by centric vertical load. The research included one unstrengthened specimen, which considered as control specimen, one specimen strengthened with steel links, one specimen strengthened with external stirrups made from Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP), and one specimen strengthened with external stirrups made from Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP). So, the type of strengthening material is the basic parameter in this study. The experimental results showed a noticeable increase in punching shear resistance and flexural stiffness for the strengthened specimens compared to control specimen. Also, the strengthened tested slabs showed a relative ductility enhancement. Finally, equations for punching shear strength prediction of slab-column connections strengthened using different materials (Steel, GFRP & CFRP) were applied and compared with the experimental results.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber reinforced polymer, punching shear, reinforced concrete slab-column connection, Strengthening and repair
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and structural engineering
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Depositing User: Ibrahim Shaaban
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 16:22
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 14:52
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6952

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