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Serviceability Limit State of FRP RC Beams (bibtex)
by Cristina Barris, Lluis Torres, Marta Baena, Kypros Pilakoutas, Maurizio Guadagnini
Abstract:
Owing to the particular mechanical properties of FRPs, the design of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures is often governed by serviceability requirements, rather than ultimate capacity. The low stiffness of FRPs generally results in large strains being mobilized already at low levels of externally applied load, and in turn can lead to significant crack widths and deflections. This paper reviews and discusses the serviceability limitations inherent in current design codes and guidelines in terms of stress limitation, cracking and deflection control. The predictions obtained in accordance to these code equations, as well as other existing proposals for the design of FRP RC structures, are then compared to the results of an experimental program on 24 GFRP RC beams tested under four-point load.
Reference:
Serviceability Limit State of FRP RC Beams (Cristina Barris, Lluis Torres, Marta Baena, Kypros Pilakoutas, Maurizio Guadagnini), In Advances in Structural Engineering, volume 15, 2012.
Bibtex Entry:
@ARTICLE{Barris-etal:2012,
  author = {Cristina Barris and Lluis Torres and Marta Baena and Kypros Pilakoutas
	and Maurizio Guadagnini},
  title = {Serviceability Limit State of FRP RC Beams},
  journal = {Advances in Structural Engineering},
  year = {2012},
  volume = {15},
  pages = {653--664},
  month = {April},
  abstract = {Owing to the particular mechanical properties of FRPs, the design
	of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures
	is often governed by serviceability requirements, rather than ultimate
	capacity. The low stiffness of FRPs generally results in large strains
	being mobilized already at low levels of externally applied load,
	and in turn can lead to significant crack widths and deflections.
	This paper reviews and discusses the serviceability limitations inherent
	in current design codes and guidelines in terms of stress limitation,
	cracking and deflection control. The predictions obtained in accordance
	to these code equations, as well as other existing proposals for
	the design of FRP RC structures, are then compared to the results
	of an experimental program on 24 GFRP RC beams tested under four-point
	load.},
  doi = {10.1260/1369-4332.15.4.653},
  issue = {4},
  keywords = {reinforced concrete; FRP bars; serviceability; deflection; cracking},
  owner = {Maurizio},
  timestamp = {2012.04.24}
}
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