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Volume 323, 202010th International Conference of Advanced Models and New Concepts in Concrete and Masonry Structures (AMCM 2020)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Adnanced Models and New Concepts in Concrete Structures|
|Published online||05 October 2020|
Assessment of RC elements strengthened with NSM FRP rods by experimental tests
1 Professor of Civil Structural Engineering, DICEA, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60100 Ancona, Italy.
2 Post-Doctoral, PhD Eng., DICEA, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60100 Ancona, Italy.
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Near surface mounted (NSM) technique of strengthening with FRP rods inserted in grooves on the concrete cover of damaged RC beams has been improved in recent years. The aim of this paper is the examination of the static and dynamic behaviour of undamaged and damaged reinforced concrete (RC) beams with free-free ends. RC beams strengthened with NSM Glass and Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (G-CFRP) rods have been experimentally analysed. The damage of the RC beam model was obtained by the cracking of concrete under bending tests. The detection of damage and monitoring of RC beams with and without strengthening were carried out by vibration tests assuming free-free ends at different degree of damage. Envelope diagrams of Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) obtained by the dynamic experimental tests are shown and the changes of natural frequency values are correlated to the damage degree of beam elements. Experimental results are discussed with particular emphasis on the aspect of the loss of bond.
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