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Failure modes of prestressed CFRP rods in a wedge anchored set-up
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Technical University of Denmark.
2009 (English)In: Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC) 2009 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Sue Halliwell; Claire Whysall; Tim Stratford, ACIC , 2009, 104-114 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the process of developing a new wedge anchorage to anchor prestressed CFRP rods, five different anchorage designs were manufactured. These designs have led to a constantly increased ultimate failure load of the prestressing system and an eventual load level above 95% of the ultimate failure load of the rod was achieved. If 100% efficiency is achieved the anchorage does not reduce the capacity of the system, but failure is then governed by the capacity of the rod itself, which is considered favourable and required by several guidelines. In the process seven different failure modes were identified: soft slip, power slip, cutting of fibres, crushing of rod, bending of fibres, frontal overload and intermediate rupture. In this paper the failure modes are discussed further. The failures are documented with explanatory figures and their backgrounds are found in the theory. Suggestions are given on how these failures can be avoided in theory and practice. From the experiences gained in the project, it is concluded that it is a challenging task to create a fully mechanical anchorage for CFRP tendons and that the failure margins are small between a successful and an unsuccesful anchorage system.

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ACIC , 2009. 104-114 p.
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Structural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32403Local ID: 6e6e0f80-b710-11de-b769-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1005637
Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction : 01/09/2009 - 03/09/2009
Godkänd; 2009; 20091012 (benand)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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