Welcome To UTPedia

We would like to introduce you, the new knowledge repository product called UTPedia. The UTP Electronic and Digital Intellectual Asset. It stores digitized version of thesis, dissertation, final year project reports and past year examination questions.

Browse content of UTPedia using Year, Subject, Department and Author and Search for required document using Searching facilities included in UTPedia. UTPedia with full text are accessible for all registered users, whereas only the physical information and metadata can be retrieved by public users. UTPedia collaborating and connecting peoples with university’s intellectual works from anywhere.

Disclaimer - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this web site.Best viewed using Mozilla Firefox 3 or IE 7 with resolution 1024 x 768.

Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams using Fiber Reinforced Polymer

Baltazar Nhanzilo, Osorio Mbuziavo (2011) Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams using Fiber Reinforced Polymer. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF
Download (4Mb)


In the last 20 years or so, Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) have been developed as cost effective materials that can be used in the construction field particularly in the reinforcement of structural elements in buildings and bridges. Some of the advantages that FRP composites bring include good corrosion resistance and due to their light weight FRP's provide ease in handling for site works. This report is a summary of tasks done and relevant to a study made on 'Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams using Fiber Reinforced Polymers' by the author under the supervision of Dr. Teo Wee. This report describes the outcomes obtained from experiments made to understand the shear contribution of externally bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer on RC beams at 90, 45 and 25 degrees. Parameters such as shear span-to-depth ratio, CFRP orientation against the longitudinal axis particularly at shallower angles were the focus of this study. The analysis of this study is comprised of comparisons done from observing the shear behavior of externally strengthened and non-strengthened RC beams. In addition shear contribution predictions using ACI 440 formulas were also compared with data from the experiment. Tests results showed significant improvements in terms of ductility, superb cracking control particularly when CFRP plates are used at shallower angles. A few recommendations in terms of refining the parameters used for better results are also included in this study.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Water and environment - Environmental - Wastewater
Subject: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 11:46
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:41
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/10433

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...