Flexural Behavior of Crcular Columns Retrofitted With Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Wrapping System
||16 March 2020
||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
||Springfield - B154, or via Zoom
||For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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Strengthening deteriorated columns with glass fibre reinforced polymers (GFRP) is popular due to its light weight characteristic and significant contribution to the axial capacity. Although columns are designed to take axial loads primarily, they are subjected to flexural loadings due to wind and earthquake. This study aims at investigating the flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete and timber circular columns strengthened by GFRP laminates with annulus filled by two different infill materials. It will be achieved through an experimental study on sixteen column samples, numerical investigations using finite element analysis and parametric study using a range of test variables. The outcome will be effective in developing a practical and safe design procedure for columns repaired with a GFRP wrapping system.