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dc.contributor.advisorJirsa, J. O. (James Otis)
dc.creatorKim, InSungen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-22T20:58:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-22T20:58:55Zen
dc.date.issued2006-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/30249en
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dc.description.abstractIn many reinforced concrete structures built in the 1970's and earlier, bottom beam reinforcement is not continuous and if a column support is lost due to terrorist attack or other unexpected action, the structure could be vulnerable to progressive collapse. The use of CFRP material may provide a solution for rehabilitating such structures. CFRP materials cannot develop full tensile capacity unless they are properly anchored to the reinforced concrete structure. The intent of this study is to find an effective method of anchoring CFRP material to a reinforced concrete beam so that the ultimate tensile strength of the CFRP is realized. In this study, ten reinforced concrete beams rehabilitated using different configurations of anchors were tested to assess the effectiveness of the anchors. Both CFRP anchors and CFRP U-wraps were investigated. The rehabilitated beams were loaded until failure of the CFRP material or anchor occurred. Different failure modes, strengths and deformation capacities of the rehabilitated beams were observed depending on the configurations of anchors. The maximum capacity was obtained using a combination of CFRP anchors and U-wraps.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectReinforced concreteen
dc.subjectCFRP materialen
dc.subjectConcrete beamsen
dc.titleRehabilitation of poorly detailed RC structures using CFRP materialsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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