Debonding failure in concrete members retrofitted with carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites

2019-08-14T03:09:42Z (GMT) by Huy Binh Pham
The research described in this thesis is concerned with a strengthening approach using bonded fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRP). This approach has shown
significant advantages compared to traditional methods, mainly due to the outstanding mechanical properties of the composites. However, the retrofitted members are often
subjected to new, often brittle, failure modes due to separation or debonding of the composites from the members. In this research, the short-term debonding behaviour of shear-lap blocks and RC beams bonded with carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites (CFRP) using the wet lay-up method is investigated.[…]