FRP torsional strengthing of reinforced concrete beams

Lam, Gwennie (2001). FRP torsional strengthing of reinforced concrete beams B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Lam, Gwennie
Thesis Title FRP torsional strengthing of reinforced concrete beams
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2001
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dr. Hamid Ronagh
Associated Professor Peter Dux
Total pages 32
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
Formatted abstract

This investigation aims to compare the torsion capacity between concrete beams reinforced with 90-degrees cogs (non-standard) and those with 135-degrees hooks (as specified in AS3600). It will also evaluate the ability of carbon fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to strengthen non-standard beam members.  

An experimental program was conducted and the relevant literature reviewed for this study. A summary of the literature and details of the experimental procedure is presented, followed by a discussion of the results data.  

The study reveals that the form of non-standard transverse reinforcement considered does not have a reduced torsional capacity compared to that specified in AS3600. It also confirms that a full wrap of carbon fibre significantly increases the stiffness and strength of concrete beams loaded under pure torsion.

Keyword Reinforced concrete beams
Torsion capacity
Additional Notes * Civil Engineering undergraduate theses. 2001

Document type: Thesis
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