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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2013 Vol.5(6): 662-665 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.637

Experimental Study for Evaluating Structural Behavior of RC Beams Strengthened by Different Width of FRP Layers

Naeun Kim, Young-Hee Kim, and Hee Sun Kim
Abstract—This paper reports experimental studies of reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened by carbon fiber reinforced polymer sheet (CFRPs) having different width. The objective of this study is to evaluate effect of different width of CFRPs on structural behaviors of RC beams and investigate most effective height of CFRPs on the side surfaces of RC beams for flexural strengthening. Toward this goal, five RC beams are fabricated and strengthened with different width of CFRPs, and then four-point bending tests with the simply supported beams are performed. Results of this study show that the width of strengthened CFRPs on RC beams has a significant influence on structural behaviors of RC beams.

Index Terms—CFRPs, CFRP width, RC beams, strengthening effect

The authors are with the Department of Architectural Engineering, master course, Ewha Womans University, 52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-750, Korea (e-mail: bambi_kim@nate.com, kawaee02@hotmail.com, hskim3@ewha.ac.kr).


Cite:Naeun Kim, Young-Hee Kim, and Hee Sun Kim, "Naeun Kim, Young-Hee Kim, and Hee Sun Kim," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 662-665, 2013.

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