Experimental tests on RC walls with openings strengthened by FRP
2015 (English)In: The 12th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-12) & The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Structures (APFIS-2015) / [ed] Zhishen Wu; Gang Wu; Xin Wang, Nanjing, China: Southeast University , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
Functional modifications of the old structures are common because existing structures must often be adapted to comply with current living standards. Such modifications may include the addition of new windows or doors and paths for ventilation and heating systems, all of which require openings to be cut into structural walls. The purpose of this experimental program is to investigate the behaviour of two-way RC walls with openings and strengthened by FRP. Nine half scale RC walls with two opening configurations, i.e. small and large door opening, were subjected to a uniformly distributed axial load with a small eccentricity. The paper presents the results of the experimental programme such as the ultimate capacity and deflection profiles. Moreover, the influence of the opening and the strengthening contribution to the overall capacity was also assessed and presented in this paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nanjing, China: Southeast University , 2015.
Research subject Structural Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29659Local ID: 3350b5b2-c682-444f-b4fa-67f57e70f799OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-29659DiVA: diva2:1002883
International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Reinforced Concrete Structures : 5th Asia-Pacific Conferenceon Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Structures (APFIS-2015) 14/12/2015 - 16/12/2015
Godkänd; 2015; 20150921 (cospop)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved