Shear and torsion strengthening with externally bonded FRP reinforcement

Stijn Matthys, Thanasis Triantafillou

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Nowadays, there is a considerable interest in FRP (fibre reinforced polymer) reinforcement for building construction. Especially, the use of FRP for externally bonded reinforcement (EBR) to repair and strengthen existing structures is becoming more and more established world-wide. Since first applications in the late 1980s, the commercial use of externally bonded FRP reinforcement (FRP EBR) is currently increasing exponentially in many countries, its use can be regarded well documented and strengthening with FRP EBR is becoming a standard technique in a fast way. Although a majority of the applications deal with flexural strengthening, also a deficient shear capacity often occurs. Due to its flexibility, FRP EBR is very attractive for shear strengthening. As demonstrated by several researchers, the use of FRP EBR for shear and torsion strengthening is feasible and efficient. Different calculation models have been proposed, which are still subject to further verification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComposites in Construction
Subtitle of host publicationA reality
EditorsE. Cosenza, G. Manfredi, A. Nanni
PublisherASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0784405964, 9780784405963
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the International Workshop on: Composites in Construction: A reality - Capri, Italy
Duration: Jul 20 2001Jul 21 2001

Publication series

NameComposites in Construction: A reality


OtherProceedings of the International Workshop on: Composites in Construction: A reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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