Experiment on RC Beams Reinforced with Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Reinforcements
1Dr. R. Murugan, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar (TamilNadu), India.
2G. Kumaran, Professor, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar (TamilNadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 July 2019 | PP: 35-41 | Volume-8 Issue-6S4 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10070486S419/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F1007.0486S419
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Abstract: This study presents the flexural behaviour of rectangular concrete beams reinforced with surface treated Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP), Grooved bars and Sand sprinkled reinforcing bars. Beams cast with standard mix of M30 grade concrete, with a reinforcement ratios of 0.73%, and compared with that of conventional steel reinforced beams. Totally five rectangular beams of size 125 mm x 250 mm x 3200 mm were cast. The flexural study was carried under static two point loading. The experimental prediction was focused on observation of ultimate load capacity, cracks propagation and crack widths and failure modes of beams. The results indicate that both type of GFRP reinforcements are at par with the conventional steel reinforcements.
Keywords: Rectangular Beams; GFRP; Reinforcement Ratio; Ultimate load; Flexural Strength.
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering