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Axial-Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Columns Confined by FRP Jackets

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Axial-Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Columns Confined by FRP Jackets

Alotaibi, Khalid Saqer S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0274-4922 (2018) Axial-Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Columns Confined by FRP Jackets. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Confining existing concrete and masonry columns by Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) is a beneficial method for enhancing the column capacity and ductility. The popularity of using FRP for strengthening and upgrading columns is mainly attributed to the high strength and lightweight characteristics of the FRP materials. Using FRP composites reduces additional dead load associated with traditional strengthening solutions and simplify the application in areas with limited access. The goal of this research is to experimentally quantify the enhancement in strength and strain capacity of Carbon FRP (CFRP) confined concrete masonry columns under concentric and eccentric loading. Research on FRP-strengthened concrete masonry columns under eccentric loads is essential to understand the effect of this retrofitting technique on the performance of columns. The experimental data was then used to propose a simplified methodology that predicts the axial force-moment interaction diagram of fully grouted reinforced concrete masonry column strengthened with FRP jackets. The methodology considers short prismatic reinforced concrete masonry columns failing in a compression controlled manner and complies with equilibrium and strain compatibility principles. To achieve the research goals, 47 scaled fully grouted concrete block masonry columns were tested under concentric, eccentric, and bending loading up to failure. Parameters investigated in this research include the thickness of CFRP jacket, corner radius of cross section and the magnitude of eccentricity. The proposed analytical methodology showed a good correlation with the experimental data. Parametric study was carried out to determine the effect of design variables on the axial-flexural interaction of fully grouted reinforced concrete masonry column strengthened by FRP jackets.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Alotaibi, Khalid Saqer S
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Ph. D.
Program:Civil Engineering
Date:9 July 2018
Thesis Supervisor(s):Galal, Khaled
ID Code:984232
Deposited By: Khalid Saqer S Alotaibi
Deposited On:31 Oct 2018 17:31
Last Modified:31 Oct 2018 17:31
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