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Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (2013) 20(3) 1-9
Torsional Strengthening of RC Beams with CFRP Wrap
|Khalaf Ibrahem Mohammad||Bayar Jaafar Al-Sulayfani|
|Civil Eng. Dept., University of Mosul, Iraq|
Many studies have been performed in recent years on strengthening RC (reinforced concrete) beams in shear and bending using FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) wraps and laminates. Torsional strengthening, however, has not attracted as much attention. The current study on the torsional strengthening of reinforced concrete beams was performed on reinforced concrete beams wrapped by CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer). Several different configurations were used for the CFRP and the torque-twist angle paths of the beams were recorded to failure. The failure modes and the increase in the torsional strengths are presented in this paper.
Keywords: Beams, Concrete, Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (FRP), Strengthening, Tests, Torsion.