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Repair of damaged steel beams composite with concrete deck using carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP)
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Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

Open Access

Repair of damaged steel beams composite with concrete deck using carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP)


World Congress and Exhibition on Construction & Steel Structure

November 16-18, 2015 Dubai, UAE

Adel ElSafty

University of North Florida, USA

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Civil Environ Eng

Abstract :

Repair using carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) sheets and strips for damaged steel girders has been investigated in this study. An experimental program was devised to study the efficiency of CFRP strengthening of damaged composite steel beams with concrete decking. The flexural testing of five steel beams (HP 10 x 42) composite with concrete decks of (2├?┬Ż ft x 4 in x 12 ft) and strengthened with CFRP was conducted. The steel-concrete composite beams had a simulated collision damage imposed before installing the CFRP strips. The collision damage was simulated by cutting a notch in the tension steel flange. A 4├ó┬?┬Ł CFRP laminate strip was applied to the bottom steel flange. Some repaired beams were wrapped with CFRP U-shaped strips at different locations to anchor the longitudinal CFRP strips. After the adhesives for the CFRP was cured and gained strength, the beams were loaded until failure. LVDTs and strain gages were mounted at mid-span to measure deflections and strains. A 100-kip [445 kN] displacement-controlled hydraulic actuator was used to apply static loading at mid-span. An automatic data acquisition system was used to record the loads, displacements and strains. Continuous visual inspection was also performed to determine if any possible de-bonding between the CFRP membranes and the steel beams occurred. Analysis of the experimental results was discussed and conclusions were drawn. The results indicated a restoration of capacity for the strengthened beam when compared to the control damaged beam without CFRP strengthening. The repair of pre-damaged beams with CFRP laminates restored their flexural capacity to reach a capacity greater than the load actuator.

Biography :

Email: adel.el-safty@unf.edu

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