Analytical and finite element studies on behavior of FRP strengthened RC beams under torsion

Ganganagoudar, A and Mondal, T G and S, Suriya Prakash (2016) Analytical and finite element studies on behavior of FRP strengthened RC beams under torsion. Composite Structures, 153. pp. 876-885. ISSN 0263-8223

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This paper presents analytical and finite element (FE) studies on behavior of FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) composite strengthened reinforced concrete (RC) beams under torsional loading. Presence of torsion significantly changes the failure mode of RC members and therefore it is essential to understand the efficiency of FRP strengthening under torsion. This study tries to fill the knowledge gap existing in this important area of research by carrying out analytical and FE studies. An improved softened membrane model for torsion (SMMT-FRP) considering the influence of FRP composites on the compressive behavior of cracked concrete is proposed. A new tension stiffening relationship of concrete is also recommended for improved analytical predictions. The analytical study is accompanied by a full scale nonlinear FE study using commercial package ABAQUS. Parameters such as post cracking stiffness, peak torque and peak twist are accurately captured by the improved SMMT-FRP. Finite element predictions are also compared with analytical predictions and experimental results. Comparisons indicate a reasonably good agreement of both analytical and FE results with test data. FRP strengthening increased the post-cracking stiffness, ultimate strength and localized the damage.

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S, Suriya Prakash
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Softened membrane model; Torsion; FRP strengthening; Tension stiffening effect; Finite element analysis; Confinement; Softening
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 04:51
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 09:06
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