Experimental evaluation of bonded overlay and NSM GFRP bar strengthening on flexural behavior of precast prestressed hollow core slabs

Kankeri, Pradeep and S, Suriya Prakash (2016) Experimental evaluation of bonded overlay and NSM GFRP bar strengthening on flexural behavior of precast prestressed hollow core slabs. Engineering Structures, 120. pp. 49-57. ISSN 0141-0296

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A hollow core slab is a precast prestressed concrete member with longitudinal cores that reduce its self-weight. Strengthening of prestressed hollow core slabs is required for several reasons to maintain their structural integrity. The main focus of this research is to understand the flexural behavior of hollow core slabs and failure modes with hybrid strengthening techniques including bonded overlay and near surface mounted (NSM) glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars. The test variables include different strengthening techniques such as (i) bonded overlay with and without shear keys, (ii) NSM GFRP rebar and (iii) hybrid strengthening combination which includes a thin bonded overlay in the compression region and NSM GFRP bars in the tension region. A total of seven full scale slabs were cast, strengthened and tested until failure. Test results show that bonded overlay increases the flexural strength by 89% without much compromise on the ductility when compared to control slab, whereas NSM GFRP bar strengthening increases the strength by about 100% but with reduced ductility. Hybrid strengthening led to a highest increase in the ultimate strength (about 200%) and ductility when compared to only NSM and only bonded overlay strengthening.

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S, Suriya Prakashhttp://orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-1773
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge their generous support. Specimens were cast at casting yard of PRECA Ltd. Their generous support of materials towards this research is also thankfully acknowledged.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hollow core slab; GFRP; Strengthening; Flexure; NSM technique; Bonded overlay; Hybrid strengthening
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 08:55
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 11:05
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2464
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.04.033
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0141-0296/
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