Behaviour of CFRP laminates bonded to a steel substrate using a ductile adhesive

Fernando, D., Yu, T. and Teng, J. G. (2013) Behaviour of CFRP laminates bonded to a steel substrate using a ductile adhesive. Journal of Composites for Construction, 18 2: 04013040.1-04013040.20. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000439

Author Fernando, D.
Yu, T.
Teng, J. G.
Title Behaviour of CFRP laminates bonded to a steel substrate using a ductile adhesive
Journal name Journal of Composites for Construction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1090-0268
Publication date 2013-11-07
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000439
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 04013040.1
End page 04013040.20
Total pages 10
Place of publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Language eng
Abstract Strengthening of steel structures with adhesively bonded carbon fiber–reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates (or plates) has received extensive research attention over the past few years. Existing studies have revealed that debonding of CFRP plates from a steel substrate is one of the main failure modes in such CFRP-strengthened steel structures. To better understand and model debonding failures, the behavior of CFRP-to-steel bonded joints needs to be well understood. Recent tests conducted by the authors’ have demonstrated that the bond strength of such bonded joints depends significantly on the properties of the adhesive used, and more specifically on the interfacial fracture energy rather than the tensile strength of the adhesive. The study has also showed that the bond-slip curves for nonlinear ductile adhesives have an approximately trapezoidal shape. This paper resents an analytical solution for the full-range behavior of CFRP-to-steel bonded joints with a ductile nonlinear adhesive. Predictions from the analytical solution are presented to explain the different stages of debonding failure and are compared with test data to demonstrate the validity of the analytical solution.
Keyword CFRP-to-steel bonded joints
Full-range behavior
Ductile adhesives
Bond strength
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 2012CB026200
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article number 04013040. Published online ahead of print 7 November 2013.

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