In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
ACI World Headquarters
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
ACI Middle East Regional Office
Second Floor, Office # 02.01/07
The Offices 02 Building, One Central
Dubai World Trade Center Complex
Phone: +971.4.516.3208 & 3209
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Damage Effect on Concrete Columns Confined with Carbon Composites
Author(s): Pedro Faustino and Carlos Chastre
Publication: Structural Journal
Appears on pages(s): 951-962
Keywords: carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP); confinement; cyclic behavior; reinforced concrete columns; seismic behavior; stainless steel strengthening
Abstract:Five experimental cyclic tests were carried out on reinforced concrete (RC) rectangular columns with rounded corners, different conditions (new and damaged), and different strengthening systems, which included confinement through carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) jackets, anchor dowels, highstrength repair mortar, and external longitudinal stainless steel bars. Lateral load-displacement relationship, energy dissipation, ductility, and curvature results were analyzed with two different damage assessment classifications. The overall evaluation concludes that confining RC columns with external CFRP is both viable and improves performance by itself and combined with other techniques. Damaged columns that were retrofitted showed an increased load capacity up to 20% along with good ductile behavior within the limits of the United States, European, Canadian, and Japanese codes, with minor/moderate degree of damage at 1% drift ratio and moderate degree of damage at 2% drift ratio.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber