Torsional Behaviour of RC Beams Wrapped With Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP)

Chakraborty, Debaditya and Mehrolia, Akash (2011) Torsional Behaviour of RC Beams Wrapped With Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP). BTech thesis.



Many beams located at the perimeter of buildings carry loads from slabs, joists and beams from one side of the member only. This loading mechanism generates torsional forces that are transferred from the beams to the columns. Such beams are deficient in torsional shear capacity and are in need of strengthening.. Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) as an external reinforcement is used extensively to address the strength requirements related to flexure and shear in structural systems, but the strengthening of beams subjected to torsion is yet to be explored. In this project, the behaviour and performance of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with externally bonded Glass FRP (GFRP) sheets subjected to pure torsion has been studied. Experimental result reveal that externally bonded GFRP sheets can significantly increase both the cracking and the ultimate torsion capacity. Concrete with mix proportion 1:1.8:3.6 was used during the casting of the specimens. Glass fibre sheets used was bi-directional woven roving mat. Polymer matrix Epoxy resin with 10 % hardener was used as the binder of GFRP sheets with the concrete surface. The obtained result shows that the load carrying capacity of the retrofitted beam is far more than the control beam. FRP based strengthening has better aesthetic appearance compared to other methods and is easier to implement and is light in weight.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Retrofitting, glass fiber reinforced polymer, torsional moment, angle of twist, cracking strength, ultimate strength.
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Structural Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:2344
Deposited On:16 May 2011 14:32
Last Modified:14 Jun 2012 10:54
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Supervisor(s):Patel, A

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