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Crack propagation in concrete structural members strengthened with bonded fiber reinforced polymer plastic (FRP) laminates

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1997
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This thesis presents an experimental and analytical investigation of concrete structural members strengthened with externally bonded composite laminates with varying configurations. Parameters, such as size, type of laminate, debond, etc., are evaluated from the viewpoint of stress patterns and their influence on interfacial debonds. Stress patterns in the structure and stress intensity factors around crack tips are determined using a finite element model developed for this purpose. The study also includes a precise description of cracking and the failure function of each parameter investigated. Besides the development of an innovative finite element program, which enables the study of interfacial cracks in structures with highly nonlinear behavior and multiple irregular cracking patterns, the significant contributions include the effect of laminate geometry, the inefficiency of laminate prestressing, the negative effect of end debond, and the insignificant effect of midspan debond on the cracking and the strength of a laminated concrete structural member.
Title: Crack propagation in concrete structural members strengthened with bonded fiber reinforced polymer plastic (FRP) laminates.
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Name(s): Gervois, Gonzague.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 194 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents an experimental and analytical investigation of concrete structural members strengthened with externally bonded composite laminates with varying configurations. Parameters, such as size, type of laminate, debond, etc., are evaluated from the viewpoint of stress patterns and their influence on interfacial debonds. Stress patterns in the structure and stress intensity factors around crack tips are determined using a finite element model developed for this purpose. The study also includes a precise description of cracking and the failure function of each parameter investigated. Besides the development of an innovative finite element program, which enables the study of interfacial cracks in structures with highly nonlinear behavior and multiple irregular cracking patterns, the significant contributions include the effect of laminate geometry, the inefficiency of laminate prestressing, the negative effect of end debond, and the insignificant effect of midspan debond on the cracking and the strength of a laminated concrete structural member.
Identifier: 9780591624991 (isbn), 15498 (digitool), FADT15498 (IID), fau:12262 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Subject(s): Fiber reinforced plastics
Laminated materials
Concrete--Cracking
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