Proposed Design Procedure of Nsm Frp Reinforcement for Flexural and Shear Strengthening of Rc Beams

Abstract

Near-surface mounted (NSM) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement has been found to perform efficiently as a flexural/shear strengthening technology for reinforced concrete (RC) members, while offering some additional practical advantages with respect to the most widespread technique of externally bonded laminates. This paper presents a design procedure for flexural and shear strengthening or RC beams with NSM FRP reinforcement, as well as for detailing aspects such as anchorage length. The design equations account for debonding mechanisms critical for NSM reinforcement. Experimental results and analytical studies currently available on this topic are used as basis and support to the proposed equations, and areas of lacking knowledge are pointed out.

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@inproceedings{Lorenzis2004ProposedDP, title={Proposed Design Procedure of Nsm Frp Reinforcement for Flexural and Shear Strengthening of Rc Beams}, author={Laura De Lorenzis and A. Nanni}, year={2004} }