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Flexural Behavior of Concrete Using Basalt FRP Rebar

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2017
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The objective of this research is to determine if the deflection equations currently adopted in ACI 440.1r-15 and previously ACI 440.1r-06 accurately reflect the flexural behavior of an overreinforced Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) concrete beam. This was accomplished with experimental, analytical and numerical models. The experiment consisted of two beams doublyreinforced with BFRP rebar. A three-point flexural test on beams with a 30 in. clear span was performed and the deflections were recorded with a dial gauge and LVDT system. This data was compared to the equations from ACI 440.1r-06, ACI 440.1r-15, Branson’s equation and a numerical model created in ANSYS Mechanical APDL. Experimental results show a stiffer beam than expected when compared to the four predictive models for deflection. This can be due to the level of over-reinforcement and the small clear-span to depth ratio. Further research should be conducted to determine the cause for the additional stiffness.
Title: Flexural Behavior of Concrete Using Basalt FRP Rebar.
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Name(s): Trotsek, Dylan, author
Arockiasamy, Madasamy, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2017
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 110 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The objective of this research is to determine if the deflection equations currently adopted in ACI 440.1r-15 and previously ACI 440.1r-06 accurately reflect the flexural behavior of an overreinforced Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) concrete beam. This was accomplished with experimental, analytical and numerical models. The experiment consisted of two beams doublyreinforced with BFRP rebar. A three-point flexural test on beams with a 30 in. clear span was performed and the deflections were recorded with a dial gauge and LVDT system. This data was compared to the equations from ACI 440.1r-06, ACI 440.1r-15, Branson’s equation and a numerical model created in ANSYS Mechanical APDL. Experimental results show a stiffer beam than expected when compared to the four predictive models for deflection. This can be due to the level of over-reinforcement and the small clear-span to depth ratio. Further research should be conducted to determine the cause for the additional stiffness.
Identifier: FA00004920 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2017.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Reinforced concrete construction--Mathematical models.
Structural analysis (Engineering)
Fiber-reinforced concrete.
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