Title: Performance Evaluation of CFRP Reinforced Concrete Members Utilizing Fuzzy Technique
Author(s): Lan Chung, Moo‑Won Hur and Taewon Park
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Keywords: adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system, FRP retrofitting, compressive concrete strength, strain, 2nd elastic modulus
Aging and structural deterioration under severe environments are major causes of damage in reinforced concrete
(RC) structures, such as buildings and bridges. Degradations such as concrete cracks, corrosion of steel, and deformation
of structural members can significantly degrade the structural performance and safety. Therefore, effective and easy-to-use methods are desired for repairing and strengthening such concrete structures. Various methods for the strengthening and rehabilitation of RC structures have been developed over the past several decades. Recently, FRP composite materials have emerged as a cost-effective alternative to conventional materials for repairing, strengthening, and retrofitting deteriorating/deficient concrete structures, by externally bonding FRP laminates to concrete structural members. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the FRP retrofit for circular type concrete columns under the framework of the adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). Retrofit ratio, strength of existing concrete, thickness, number of layer, stiffness, ultimate strength of fiber, and size of specimens are used as input parameters to predict strength, strain, and stiffness of the post-yielding modulus. These proposed ANFIS models show reliable increased accuracy in predicting the constitutive properties of concrete retrofitted by FRP, compared to the constitutive models suggested by other researchers.