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Experimental study of tension stiffening in GFRP RC tensile members under sustained load

Sustained load effects on steel reinforced concrete structures due to creep and shrinkage in the concrete have been widely studied. However, knowledge of behaviour under sustained loads needs extending to the more recently developed fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforced concrete structures. In this experimental study, the effect of tension stiffening on tensile glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforced concrete elements under sustained load is investigated. A total of six specimens with three different concrete strengths were tested for a period of between 35 and 40. days, when it was seen that deformations stabilized. Some of the specimens included internal instrumentation of the reinforcing bar to capture the reinforcement strain profile and analyse long-term effects. Results confirm bond deterioration due to sustained load, with a reduction in the mean bond stress and concrete tensile stress, and showed how deterioration stabilized at approximately 28. days. The influence of concrete strength on the loss of tension stiffening is also confirmed, with higher concrete compressive strength showing the smallest loss of concrete tensile stresses. The results are compared to predictions using Eurocode 2 approach, in which the effects of sustained load are incorporated by applying the effective modulus method (EMM). Predictions using this methodology compare well with experimental results

The authors acknowledge the support provided by the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion), Project BIA2010-20234-C03-02 and also the support of Schok Bauteile GmbH for the supply of GFRP bars. The first author also acknowledges the support of the University of Girona for the mobility scholarship. The fourth and fifth authors wish to express their sincere gratitude to the Research Council of Lithuania for its financial support (Project No. MIP-083/2012). The authors would like to thank COST Action TU1207 "Next Generation Design Guidelines for Composites in Construction" for facilitating their collaboration

© Engineering Structures, 2014, vol. 79, p. 390-400

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Author: Vilanova Marco, Irene
Torres Llinàs, Lluís
Baena Muñoz, Marta
Kaklauskas, Gintaris
Gribniak, Viktor
Date: 2014
Abstract: Sustained load effects on steel reinforced concrete structures due to creep and shrinkage in the concrete have been widely studied. However, knowledge of behaviour under sustained loads needs extending to the more recently developed fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforced concrete structures. In this experimental study, the effect of tension stiffening on tensile glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforced concrete elements under sustained load is investigated. A total of six specimens with three different concrete strengths were tested for a period of between 35 and 40. days, when it was seen that deformations stabilized. Some of the specimens included internal instrumentation of the reinforcing bar to capture the reinforcement strain profile and analyse long-term effects. Results confirm bond deterioration due to sustained load, with a reduction in the mean bond stress and concrete tensile stress, and showed how deterioration stabilized at approximately 28. days. The influence of concrete strength on the loss of tension stiffening is also confirmed, with higher concrete compressive strength showing the smallest loss of concrete tensile stresses. The results are compared to predictions using Eurocode 2 approach, in which the effects of sustained load are incorporated by applying the effective modulus method (EMM). Predictions using this methodology compare well with experimental results
The authors acknowledge the support provided by the Spanish Government (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion), Project BIA2010-20234-C03-02 and also the support of Schok Bauteile GmbH for the supply of GFRP bars. The first author also acknowledges the support of the University of Girona for the mobility scholarship. The fourth and fifth authors wish to express their sincere gratitude to the Research Council of Lithuania for its financial support (Project No. MIP-083/2012). The authors would like to thank COST Action TU1207 "Next Generation Design Guidelines for Composites in Construction" for facilitating their collaboration
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ISSN: 0141-0296
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/11956
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.engstruct.2014.08.037
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Subject: Assaigs de materials
Materials -- Testing
Formigó armat -- Proves
Reinforced concrete -- Testing
Resistència de materials
Strength of materials
Esforç i tensió
Strains and stresses
Title: Experimental study of tension stiffening in GFRP RC tensile members under sustained load
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