MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 86, 20165th International Scientific Conference “Integration, Partnership and Innovation in Construction Science and Education”
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||2 Building structures|
|Published online||28 November 2016|
Numerical estimation of concrete beams reinforced with FRP bars
1 Warsaw University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Al. Armii Ludowej 16, 00-637 Warsaw, Poland
2 MK Projekt – Construction and Design Office, Plac Wolności 12, 46-100 Namysłów, Poland ; KGE LLC, ul. Krokwi 32/25, 03-114 Warsaw, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper introduces numerical investigation on mechanical performance of a concrete beam reinforced with Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bars, which can be competitive alternative to steel bars for enhancing concrete structures. The objective of this work is being identified as elaborating of reliable numerical model for predicting strength capacity of structural elements with implementation of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). The numerical model is based on experimental study prepared for the beams, which were reinforced with Basalt FRP (BFRP) bars and steel bars (for comparison). The results obtained for the beams reinforced with steel bars are found to be in close agreement with the experimental results. However, the beams reinforced with BFRP bars in experimental programme demonstrated higher bearing capacity than those reinforced with steel bars, which is not in a good convergence with numerical results. Authors did attempt to describe the reasons on achieving experimentally higher bearing capacity of beams reinforced with BFRP bars.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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