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Flexural behaviour of ECC and ECC–concrete composite beams reinforced with hybrid FRP and steel bars

Flexural behaviour of ECC and ECC–concrete composite beams reinforced with hybrid FRP and steel bars Owing to the good ductility of steel and high strength and excellent corrosion resistance of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP), concrete beams reinforced with hybrid steel and FRP bars exhibit better ductility than FRP-reinforced concrete beams as well as higher load-carrying capacities and better corrosion resistance than steel-reinforced concrete beams. However, the inherent brittleness of concrete in tension results in steel corrosion because of wide cracks and accelerated fracture of FRP reinforcement because of crack-induced stress concentration. This study investigated the effects of ultra-high ductile engineered cementitious composites (ECCs) on the flexural behaviour of hybrid steel and FRP-reinforced beams. Six hybrid-reinforced beams with various reinforcement ratios, matrix types and ECC pouring positions were tested in four-point bending. The flexural behaviours of the beams in terms of failure modes, crack patterns and developments, load versus deformation relationships and ductility are discussed herein in detail. We observed that substituting ECC with concrete results in a higher load-carrying capacity and better ductility of the hybrid reinforced beams owing to the excellent characteristics of ECC materials. When a layer of ECC is poured in the tension zone, the average crack width and crack spacing along the beam decrease; therefore, the longitudinal reinforcements can be adequately protected. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Flexural behaviour of ECC and ECC–concrete composite beams reinforced with hybrid FRP and steel bars

Advances in Structural Engineering , Volume 24 (15): 13 – Nov 1, 2021

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SAGE
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© The Author(s) 2021
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1369-4332
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2048-4011
DOI
10.1177/13694332211020389
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Abstract

Owing to the good ductility of steel and high strength and excellent corrosion resistance of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP), concrete beams reinforced with hybrid steel and FRP bars exhibit better ductility than FRP-reinforced concrete beams as well as higher load-carrying capacities and better corrosion resistance than steel-reinforced concrete beams. However, the inherent brittleness of concrete in tension results in steel corrosion because of wide cracks and accelerated fracture of FRP reinforcement because of crack-induced stress concentration. This study investigated the effects of ultra-high ductile engineered cementitious composites (ECCs) on the flexural behaviour of hybrid steel and FRP-reinforced beams. Six hybrid-reinforced beams with various reinforcement ratios, matrix types and ECC pouring positions were tested in four-point bending. The flexural behaviours of the beams in terms of failure modes, crack patterns and developments, load versus deformation relationships and ductility are discussed herein in detail. We observed that substituting ECC with concrete results in a higher load-carrying capacity and better ductility of the hybrid reinforced beams owing to the excellent characteristics of ECC materials. When a layer of ECC is poured in the tension zone, the average crack width and crack spacing along the beam decrease; therefore, the longitudinal reinforcements can be adequately protected.

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Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2021

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