Bond Characteristics of Strengthened and Retrofitted Steel by Smart CFRP Technique

Batuwitage, Chamila, Fawzia, Sabrina, Liu, Xuemei, Thambiratnam, David, & Alam, Md Iftekharul (2015) Bond Characteristics of Strengthened and Retrofitted Steel by Smart CFRP Technique. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015), School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 190-198.

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Abstract

Usage of new smart materials in retrofitting of structures has become popular within last decade. Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) has been widely used in retrofitting and strengthening of concrete structures and its usage in metallic structures is still in the developing stage. The variation of mechanical properties of CFRP and the consequent effects on strengthening and retrofitting CFRP systems are yet to be investigated under different loading and environmental conditions. This paper presents the results of CFRP strengthened and retrofitted corroded steel plate double strap joints under tension. An accelerated corrosion cell has been developed to accelerate the corrosion of the steel samples and CFRP strengthened samples. The results show a direct comparison of bond characteristics of CFRP strengthened and retrofitted steel double strap joints.

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ID Code: 91344
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CFRP, accelerated corrosion, retrofitting, strengthening
ISBN: 978-1-74272-147-7
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 the Authors.
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2015 03:43
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 01:01

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