Mechanical behavior of CFRP confined low strength concretes subjected to simultaneous heating-cooling cycles and sustained loading


Erdil B., AKYÜZ U. , YAMAN İ. Ö.

MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, vol.45, pp.223-233, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1617/s11527-011-9761-6
  • Title of Journal : MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-233
  • Keywords: Carbon fiber, Environmental degradation, Mechanical properties, Strength, COLUMNS, PERFORMANCE, FREEZE, MODEL

Abstract

This study aims to present the mechanical behavior of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) reinforced low strength cylindrical and prism concrete specimens under both heating-cooling cycles and sustained loading. Heating-cooling cycles range from -10 to 50A degrees C and the applied sustained load level is 40% of the ultimate strength of concrete. After 200 heating-cooling cycles and/or sustained load testing, specimens were tested to determine the mechanical behavior under uniaxial compression. The experimental test results show that heating-cooling cycles alone have insignificant effect on the mechanical properties of CFRP-wrapped specimens. However, as for simultaneous exposure of sustained loading and heating-cooling cycles the main difference is on the shape of the stress-strain diagram, in which the bilinear response becomes clear. The other difference is on the ultimate strain, which decreases up to 29 and 15% for cylindrical and prismatic specimens, respectively.