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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Amir Mofidi,
Dr Liang Cheng
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by American Society of Civil Engineers, 2016.
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This paper presents the results of an investigation of reinforced concrete (RC) T-beams retrofitted in shear with near-surface mounted (NSM) fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rods. Six full-scale 4,520-mm-long RC T-beams were tested to study the effects of important parameters such as the presence of NSM FRP rods, the presence of steel stirrups, and the steel stirrup ratio. This paper provides an insightful and comprehensive description of the behaviour of strengthened T-beams under increasing load, from the formation of the first crack to ultimate failure. The results of this study and those gathered in the presented database show that existing steel stirrups and strengthening NSM FRP did not diminish each other’s effect when failure modes unrelated to shear resistance of RC beams were prevented. The experimental results of this study and those in the database were used to verify a newly proposed model to predict the shear contribution of NSM FRP rods and laminates in RC beams strengthened in shear. The proposed model showed an improved accuracy compared with the existing models in the literature.
Author(s): Mofidi A, Chaallal O, Cheng L, Shao Y
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Composites for Construction
Print publication date: 01/04/2016
Online publication date: 03/09/2015
Acceptance date: 02/07/2015
Date deposited: 22/03/2019
ISSN (print): 1090-0268
ISSN (electronic): 1943-5614
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
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