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Standardised double-shear test for determining bond of FRP to concrete and corresponding model development (bibtex)
by Andreea Serbescu, Maurizio Guadagnini, Kypros Pilakoutas
Abstract:
Bond stress and slip characteristics play a major role in the behaviour of EBR FRP strengthened RC beams. These characteristics are normally determined by using experimental data from small-scale bond tests. However, the research community is yet to agree on a unified experimental set-up and testing procedure for these tests. The lack of standard tests leads to high variability in published results and hinders the development of reliable design models. The testing programme presented herein was part of an international Round Robin Test (iRRT) exercise, aimed at assessing the suitability of double shear tests to characterise the bond behaviour of FRP strengthening systems. A total of 20 tests were performed on different FRP plates. Recommendations on how to improve the iRRT methodology are given. Based on the results, an improved capacity model that accounts for concrete surface preparation is proposed and validated against an extensive database of published results. The outcome of the current research is expected to provide engineers with more confidence in designing safely strengthening applications whilst making the best use of the FRP materials.
Reference:
Standardised double-shear test for determining bond of FRP to concrete and corresponding model development (Andreea Serbescu, Maurizio Guadagnini, Kypros Pilakoutas), In Composites Part B: Engineering, volume 55, 2013.
Bibtex Entry:
@ARTICLE{Serbescu2013277,
  author = {Andreea Serbescu and Maurizio Guadagnini and Kypros Pilakoutas},
  title = {Standardised double-shear test for determining bond of FRP to concrete
	and corresponding model development},
  journal = {Composites Part B: Engineering },
  year = {2013},
  volume = {55},
  pages = {277 - 297},
  number = {0},
  __markedentry = {[Maurizio:6]},
  abstract = {Bond stress and slip characteristics play a major role in the behaviour
	of EBR FRP strengthened RC beams. These characteristics are normally
	determined by using experimental data from small-scale bond tests.
	However, the research community is yet to agree on a unified experimental
	set-up and testing procedure for these tests. The lack of standard
	tests leads to high variability in published results and hinders
	the development of reliable design models. The testing programme
	presented herein was part of an international Round Robin Test (iRRT)
	exercise, aimed at assessing the suitability of double shear tests
	to characterise the bond behaviour of FRP strengthening systems.
	A total of 20 tests were performed on different FRP plates. Recommendations
	on how to improve the iRRT methodology are given. Based on the results,
	an improved capacity model that accounts for concrete surface preparation
	is proposed and validated against an extensive database of published
	results. The outcome of the current research is expected to provide
	engineers with more confidence in designing safely strengthening
	applications whilst making the best use of the FRP materials.},
  doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.06.019},
  issn = {1359-8368},
  keywords = {Polymer–matrix composites; Debonding; Mechanical testing; Surface
	properties; Analytical modelling},
  url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359836813003302}
}
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