Shear performance of lightweight SCC composite beam internally reinforced with CFRP laminate stirrups and GFRP bars: Experimental and analytical study

Waleed Nawaz, Mohammad Elchalakani, Riyad Al-Ameri, Sherif Yehia, Reza Hassanli, Huiyuan Liu, Bo Yang

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Abstract

This research demonstrates the structure feasibility of using carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminate stirrups as a form of transverse reinforcement in shear deficient GFRP reinforced lightweight self-compacting concrete (LWSCC) beams. An experimental study performed on eight full-scale shear deficient beam specimens. One beam served as the reference specimen and remaining beam specimens were internally reinforced with impregnated CFRP laminate stirrups. The parameters investigated in this study were the stirrup configuration, number of layers, stirrup spacing and width. Specimen tested under two-point loading and all results in term of load-deflection response as well as their failure modes were reported. All tested specimens failed due to shear compression failure mode along with the rupture of CFRP laminate stirrups, and the inclusion of CFRP laminate stirrups has significantly enhanced the nominal capacity of LWSCC beams ranged from 91%− 200% over control specimen. Shear strengths of the tested specimens were also theoretically predicted using different design standards. Comparison between the experimental and predicted shear strength has shown that ACI 440.1R-15, CSA S806–12, and CSA S6–14 provided the closest prediction. Therefore, it has been concluded that CFRP laminate stirrups can be used as a transverse reinforcement in GFRP reinforced LWSCC beams.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105642
JournalStructures
Volume58
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

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