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Title: Shear strengthening of concrete beams with embedded FRP bars
Author: Caro, Manjola
ISNI:       0000 0004 7653 4850
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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With increasing numbers of strength-deficient concrete infrastructure assets, strengthening and repair of concrete structures is becoming an issue of international importance. This thesis investigates the behaviour of shear-strengthened reinforced concrete (RC) deep beams, which can be found in many concrete infrastructure assets including bridges and high-rise buildings. The thesis examines the bond performance of the deep embedment (DE) technique, also known as the embedded through-section technique (ETS), which utilises fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) bars embedded into concrete using an epoxy adhesive. The bond-slip experimental results were used to develop a nonlinear finite element (NLFE) model for DE-strengthened RC deep beams. After validation, the NLFE model was used to carry out a parametric study, the results of which were used to formulate design models for DE-strengthened RC deep beams.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)