Influence of FRP Reinforcement Ratio on Flexural Behavior of Concrete One-Way Slabs

ALAA, TAHA and WAEL, ALNAHHAL and YOUSEF, RIHAN (2017) Influence of FRP Reinforcement Ratio on Flexural Behavior of Concrete One-Way Slabs. In: Sixth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - ACSEE 2017, 09-10 December, 2017, Rome, Italy.

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This paper presents an experimental study on the flexural behavior and ultimate capacity of reinforced concrete (RC) one-way slabs reinforced with FRP bars. Flexural tests were performed on four concrete one-way slab specimens that were loaded until failure. The main parameters in the conducted experiment were the reinforcement type (Basalt FRP bars, and Glass FRP bars), and the reinforcement ratio (1.4 � fb and 2.8 � fb).The one-way slabs' mid-span deflection and compressive strain were measured and recorded. The test results showed that the increase in the reinforcement ratio improved the flexural capacity of the one-way slabs significantly. Moreover, the oneway slabs with GFRP bars as reinforcement recorded slightly higher flexural capacity than that of BFRP bars as reinforcement. The test results obviously indicated that both Basalt FRP and Glass FRP bars can be used as an alternative construction material.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flexural Behavior, Basalt FRP Bars, Glass FRP bars, One-way Slabs.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2019 09:29
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2019 09:29

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