Analytical approach and numerical simulation of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with different frcm systems
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Rights accessOpen Access
ProjectEVALUACION MULTINIVEL DE LA VULNERABILIDADD SISMICA Y MITIGACION DE RIESGO DE EDIFICIOS DE OBRA DE FABRICA EN CENTROS URBANOS HISTORICOS RESILIENTES (AEI-RTI2018-099589-B-I00)
Fabric-reinforced cementitious matrices (FRCMs) are a novel composite material for strengthening structures. Fabric contributes to tying cross-sections under tensile stress. The complexity of the interfaces between the fabric and the matrix does not allow having a simple and accurate model that enables practitioners to perform feasible calculations. This work developed an analytical approach and a numerical simulation based on the reduction of FRCMs’ strength capabilities under tensile stress states. The concept of effective strength was estimated for different types of fabrics (basalt, carbon, glass, poly p-phenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO), and steel) from experimental evidence. The proposed models calculate the ultimate bending moment for reinforced concrete (RC) structures strengthened with FRCMs. The numerical models performed simulations that reproduced the moment–deflection curves of the different tested beams. Steel fabric showed the highest contribution to strength (78%), while PBO performed the worst (6%). Basalt and carbon showed irregular contributions.
CitationMercedes [et al.]. Analytical approach and numerical simulation of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with different frcm systems. "Materials", 2 Abril 2021, vol. 14, núm. 8, p. 1857:1-1857:18.