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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 8, Number 2, April 2011 , pages 193-206

Modeling of nonlinear cyclic response of shear-deficient RC T-beams strengthened with side bonded CFRP fabric strips
Rami A. Hawileh, Jamal A. Abdalla, Murat H. Tanarslan and Mohannad Z. Naser

    The use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) to strengthen reinforced concrete beams under bending and shear has gained rapid growth in recent years. The performance of shear strengthened beams with externally bonded CFRP laminate or fabric strips is raising many concerns when the beam is loaded under cyclic loading. Such concerns warrant experimental, analytical and numerical investigation of such beams under cyclic loading. To date, limited investigations have been carried out to address this concern. This paper presents a numerical investigation by developing a nonlinear finite element (FE) model to study the response of a cantilever reinforced concrete T-beam strengthened in shear with side bonded CFRP fabric strips and subjected to cyclic loading. A detailed 3D nonlinear finite element model that takes into account the orthotropic nature of the polymer
Key Words
    cyclic loading; nonlinear analysis; CFRP; reinforced concrete; side bonded.
Rami A. Hawileh and Jamal A. Abdalla: Dept. of Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Murat H. Tanarslan: Dept. of Civil Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, Buca, Izmir 35160, Turkey
Mohannad Z. Naser: Dept. of Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

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