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  • Volume 2017

    Study on Interface Fracture and Cohesive Constitutive Relation of FRP Reinforced Concrete Structure
    (International Journal of Engineering Works)

    Vol. 4, Issue 5, PP. 83-88, May 2017
    Keywords: FRP, CFRP, Concrete, Ansys, Shear strength

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    With the constant deteriorating of concrete structures and high cost of reconstruction, the need to strengthen them as they age is very important. One of the ways is the use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP). For the past two decades, research into the use of FRP to strengthen existing concrete structures is on the rise with the bond between FRP and concrete of high importance. With the evolution of these research fields, time is of the essence in this engineering world hence a valid finite elemental model will be of immense contribution. This current research seeks to analytically analyze the bond shear strength between FRP and concrete using ANSYS software.  A control model is initially developed and compared with experimental and theoretical data developed by J. Yao et al. and, J.G. Teng and J.F. Chen respectively. The near-end supported (NES) single-shear pull test method was used.


    1. This Research work is funded by The National Natural Science Fund
    2. Felix Pinkrah Boafo: Hohai University,, No.1 Xikang Road Nanjing, PR China, 008613813944743
    3. Professor Zhang Xuming: Hohai University,, No.1 Xikang Road Nanjing, PR China, 008613813944743



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    Felix Pinkrah Boafo, Zhang Xuming "Study On Interface  Fracture And Cohesive Constitutive Relation Of FRP Reinforced Concrete Structure" International Journal of Engineering Works, Vol. 4, Issue 5, PP. 83-88, May 2017. 


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