Numerical Study on CFRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Masonry Infill Walls

Akin E., Ozcebe G., CANBAY E., BİNİCİ B.

JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES FOR CONSTRUCTION, vol.18, no.2, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1061/(asce)cc.1943-5614.0000426
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Infill walls, Numerical models, Reinforced concrete, Rehabilitation, Fiber-reinforced materials, SEISMIC RETROFIT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the last decade, a new strengthening methodology has been developed for reinforced concrete (RC) frames with hollow clay tile (HCT) infill walls by means of diagonally applied carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) fabrics. In the experimental part of a study conducted by the authors, this user-friendly methodology was experimentally investigated considering different aspect (height/width) ratios of the infill walls. In this study, first a numerical model of the FRP strengthened infill walls strengthened with the proposed methodology is developed. Afterwards, the numerical simulation results are validated by use of experimental response curves and finally, a parametric study, which further investigates the effect of aspect ratio of HCT infill walls is presented.