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Title: Stress-Strain Model of Concrete Confined by FRP Laminate and Spike Anchors

Author(s): Zhibin Li, Enrique del Rey Castillo, Richard S. Henry, Kent A. Harries, Tongyue Zhang

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 360


Appears on pages(s): 582-601

Keywords: Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (FRP), confined concrete, strengthening, axial stress-strain behavior, design methodology

DOI: 10.14359/51740650

Date: 3/1/2024

The application of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) jacketing for confinement may not always be feasible, particularly in cases where adjacent elements obstruct the structural member and prevent wrapping. To address this issue, the utilization of FRP laminate and spike anchors has been proven as an alternative solution. This study focuses on proposing a design methodology for this particular application. A stress-strain model was developed to assess the behavior of concrete prisms confined with FRP laminates and spike anchors under axial compression. The model adopts a bi-parabola stress-strain curve, with the coefficients derived from previously published experimental data on concrete prisms confined using this solution. The comparison between the analytical and tested stress-strain curves yielded a coefficient of determination (R2) averaging at 0.96, demonstrating the effectiveness of the bi-parabola model in describing the tested stress-strain responses.