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Volume 162, 2018The 3rd International Conference on Buildings, Construction and Environmental Engineering, BCEE3-2017
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|Published online||07 May 2018|
The effectiveness of CFRP strengthening of steel plate girders with web opening subjected to shear
Building and Construction Engineering Department, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
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The present study is experimental by nature; it involves applying shear buckling test on seven steel-plated girders that are subjected to shear loading. Four of these girders represent the strengthened girders whereas the other three are reference girders. One of the latter type of girders has a square web opening; the second has a diamond web opening while the last one has no opening at all. The webs of the strengthened girders were adhesively attached to CFRP sheets of different patterns. This step was carried out to evaluate the most effective strengthening scheme by CFRP composite. The study aims at examining the effect of several parameters on the behavior of web girders. It further examines the percentage of increase in the ultimate shear capacity of the perforated girders that have a fixed location and size where the latter is equal to 40 percent of the web depth. Results have shown that, first, the ultimate shear load of the CFRP-strengthened girders with square web opening is higher than that of the reference girder with a square web opening; ranging from 8.7% to 15.7%. The obtained ranges depend on the orientation of the CFRP strips. Second, the ultimate shear load of the CFRP-strengthened girders with a diamond web opening is higher than the reference girder with a range of 9.8% to 21.5%. Again, the obtained ranges depend on the orientation of the CFRP strips. Analytically speaking, Von Mises stresses have been used to predict the ultimate shear load of girders with square and diamond web openings and without web opening.
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