FRP retrofit for beams with insufficient torsion reinforcement

Davelis, Mary (2001). FRP retrofit for beams with insufficient torsion reinforcement B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Davelis, Mary
Thesis Title FRP retrofit for beams with insufficient torsion reinforcement
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2001
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Dr. H. Ronagh
Associated Professor Peter Dux
Total pages 55
Language eng
Subjects 0905 Civil Engineering
Formatted abstract

This thesis involved a detailed examination of four reinforced concrete beams with equal dimensions subject to torsion. All beams consisted of four longitudinal corner bars, three of which contained cogs (90° lap of transverse reinforcement) and the other comprising of hooks (135° lap of transverse reinforcement). Two of the beams having cogs (one of which was precracked) were strengthened by the adhesion of carbon fibre reinforced plastic sheets on to the concrete surface.  

It was shown that the hooks and cogs provided similar ultimate torsional capacity and that the effect of CFRP strengthening was considerable.

Keyword Reinfored concrete beams
Torsional capacity
CFRP strengthening
Additional Notes * Civil Engineering undergraduate theses. 2001

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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