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Volume 199, 2018International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Structural Repair Materials and Systems|
|Published online||31 October 2018|
Characterization of Shear Strength of FRP Anchors
Stanley Black & Decker, Dewalt Anchors, 60596 Frankfurt, Germany
2 Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea
3 Department for Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
A critical performance aspect of FRP retrofitted concrete elements is the bonding of the FRP sheet to the concrete surface. In general, the performance is limited by the debonding of the loaded FRP sheets from the concrete surface. One method to delay debonding and enhance the capacity is the use of FRP anchors which interlock the FRP sheet to the concrete body. FRP anchors are made of rolled FRP fibres epoxied into in predrilled boreholes. There are a considerable number of studies on FRP strengthening methods available, and also FRP anchors attract more attention of the research community recently. However, to date FRP anchors were tested in a system together with the FRP sheet attached to the concrete, inhibiting the development of general design models. Moreover, the anchor behaviour was never tested for cyclic loads, though most applications are for seismic retrofitting schemes and cyclic shear loading generally results in reduced load capacity due to fatigue failure. To overcome the deficit in knowledge, shear tests on various FRP anchors were carried out. For these tests, FRP anchors were installed in concrete specimens on a separating steel section. The FRP anchor was then directly loaded to determine the capacity of the isolated component. This paper describes the testing approach and procedure. Details on the experimental results for static tests are presented and an outlook on seismic tests is given.
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