Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete One-Way Slabs for Flexure Using Composite Materials: Evaluation of Different Composite Materials


This study was conducted to evaluate the flexural performance of simply supported one-way reinforced concrete (RC) slabs strengthened using three different types of composite materials. The composites materials that used in this study were polyparaphenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO) with a cementitious-based curing agent (FRCM), carbon fiber grid with polymer curing agent (CFRP-grid), and steel reinforced polymer system (SRP). The first aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of these composite materials in upgrading the flexure capacity of one-way RC slab systems in terms of the load-deflection, failure mode, and displacement ductility performance. The second aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the environmental conditioning on the stiffness and flexural performance of the composites.

Meeting Name

4th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, SCMT4 (2016: Aug. 7-11, Las Vegas, NV)


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Carbon fibers; Concrete beams and girders; Curing; Reinforced concrete; Steel fibers; Sustainable development; Composites material; Displacement ductility; Environmental conditioning; Flexural performance; Flexure capacity; Polyparaphenylenes; Simply supported; Steel reinforced polymer; Fiber reinforced materials

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2515-3048; 2515-3056

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Aug 2016

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