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Experimental study of bond-slip of GFRP bars in concrete under sustained loads

The structural behaviour of reinforced concrete (RC) elements depends heavily on the bond performance between the concrete and the reinforcing material. Bond behaviour under short-term testing has been extensively analysed for steel reinforcement and many studies have been carried out for fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement. However, there has only been limited investigation of the long-term effects of this interaction. Several factors can affect the long-term bond behaviour of these elements, the most important being bond length and the immediate and time-dependent properties of reinforcement and concrete (concrete grade, creep, shrinkage and stiffness). This time-dependent behaviour is likely to cause changes and redistributions in bond stresses not properly considered in the limited existing literature. In this experimental study, the bond performance of GFRP RC under sustained load is investigated through pull-out tests. A total of 12 pull-out specimens were tested for a period of between 90 and 130 days. Two concrete strengths (35 MPa and 50 MPa), two bond lengths (5 and 10 times the diameter of the reinforcing bar) and two reinforcing materials (glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) and steel) were used. Experimental results regarding immediate and time-dependent slip are presented and analysed here. In addition, some specimens were instrumented, with internal strain gauges in the reinforcing bar to provide data on the reinforcement strain, thus allowing the distribution of bond stresses and their evolution during sustained loading to be also presented and analysed

he authors acknowledge the support provided by the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Ciencia y Innovacion), Project BIA2010-20234-C03-02, and also the support of Schok Bauteile GmbH for the supply of GFRP bars

© Composites. Part B, Engineering, 2015, vol. 74, p. 42-52

Elsevier

Author: Vilanova Marco, Irene
Baena Muñoz, Marta
Torres Llinàs, Lluís
Barris Peña, Cristina
Date: 2015 June 1
Abstract: The structural behaviour of reinforced concrete (RC) elements depends heavily on the bond performance between the concrete and the reinforcing material. Bond behaviour under short-term testing has been extensively analysed for steel reinforcement and many studies have been carried out for fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement. However, there has only been limited investigation of the long-term effects of this interaction. Several factors can affect the long-term bond behaviour of these elements, the most important being bond length and the immediate and time-dependent properties of reinforcement and concrete (concrete grade, creep, shrinkage and stiffness). This time-dependent behaviour is likely to cause changes and redistributions in bond stresses not properly considered in the limited existing literature. In this experimental study, the bond performance of GFRP RC under sustained load is investigated through pull-out tests. A total of 12 pull-out specimens were tested for a period of between 90 and 130 days. Two concrete strengths (35 MPa and 50 MPa), two bond lengths (5 and 10 times the diameter of the reinforcing bar) and two reinforcing materials (glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) and steel) were used. Experimental results regarding immediate and time-dependent slip are presented and analysed here. In addition, some specimens were instrumented, with internal strain gauges in the reinforcing bar to provide data on the reinforcement strain, thus allowing the distribution of bond stresses and their evolution during sustained loading to be also presented and analysed
he authors acknowledge the support provided by the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Ciencia y Innovacion), Project BIA2010-20234-C03-02, and also the support of Schok Bauteile GmbH for the supply of GFRP bars
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ISSN: 1359-8368
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/11954
Language: eng
Publisher: Elsevier
Collection: MICINN/PN 2011-2013/BIA2010-20234-C03-02
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.01.006
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Is part of: © Composites. Part B, Engineering, 2015, vol. 74, p. 42-52
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Subject: Assaigs de materials
Materials -- Testing
Formigó armat -- Proves
Reinforced concrete -- Testing
Title: Experimental study of bond-slip of GFRP bars in concrete under sustained loads
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