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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.
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December 1, 1996
Editors: R. Narayan Swami and Robert Gaul
The ACI Technical Session "Repair and Strengthening with Adhesive Bonded Plates" was held in Washington, D C on March 15-16, 1992. The papers presented at the technical session and the additional papers included in this special publication provide the first comprehensive publication of information on this subject in the United States. The papers cover research, design, construction methods, and case histories. The research described includes not only theoretical analysis and short-term experimental programs but also test programs that involve long-term outdoor exposure. research in the use of fiber reinforced plastic plates instead of the more commonly used steel plates is also described. The design papers illustrate practical engineering approaches and include details of anchoring plates, effect of plate dimensions, adhesive performance, and temperature limitations. Construction methods described include preparation of the plates, application of adhesive, and installation of the plates. The case histories provide a broad and historical view of the use of adhesive bonded plates to strengthen buildings and civil engineering structures.
Johan F. Dereymaeker
The steel plate bonding technique appears to be a reliable strengthening and repair method to rehabilitate existing reinforced concrete structures. An overview of concrete deterioration is presented, in which the plate bonding technique as a repair and strengthening method for concrete structures is included. By presenting some repair projects conducted under the supervision of the author, the technique of gluing steel to concrete in different damage situations is illustrated. The possibilities, advantages, limits, and practical implementation aspects of the technique are discussed.
Hamid Saadatmanesh, Mohammad R. EhsaniI, and Wei An
Analytical models based on the compatibility of deformations and equilibrium of forces are presented to predict the stresses and deformations in concrete beams strengthened with fiber composite plates epoxy-bonded to the tension face of the beams. The models are given for beams having rectangular and T cross sections. A parametric study is conducted to investigate the effects of design variables, such as plate area, plate stiffness and strength, concrete compressive strength, and steel reinforcement ratio. The moment versus curvature diagrams for various combinations of these variables are plotted and compared. The results indicate that bonding composite plate to a concrete beam can increase the stiffness, yield moment, and flexural strength of the beam. The method is particularly effective for beams with a relatively low steel reinforcement ratio.
Brian Hobbs,S, R. Narayan Swamy, and Mark Roberts
Extensive research has established that the provision of epoxy bonded steel plates as external reinforcement can be effective and efficient in enhancing the serviceability and ultimate strength of reinforced concrete beams. This plate bonding technique has many technical and practical advantages and provides an economic means of strengthening and rehabilitating damaged and/or deteriorated structures. There is, however, only limited data on the long term performance and durability of such strengthened beams. This paper presents the results of a comprehensive test program in which 21 steel plated reinforced concrete beams, both unloaded and loaded, were exposed to natural weathering for up to 12 years, without any maintenance, in an industrially polluted area. The main variables investigated include adhesive thickness, number of plates, and number and location of plate laps. The beams were examined in great detail after the exposure period; the extent of corrosion damage and the mechanisms of deterioration due to this exposure are critically evaluated and presented.
Marco ArduiniI and Antonio Di Leo
In this paper, a closed-form solution is obtained for partially plated beams. Linear elastic behavior is assumed for beam, plate, and adhesive. The behavior of the adhesive is idealized using the Roberts and Haji-Kazemi model. A system of differential equations is obtained and finally solved by detecting the distribution of shearing stresses through the adhesive layer. All other beam resultants are obtained via equations of equilibrium. The approach has suggested a simple experimental device that enables the user to evaluate the stiffness parameters of the adhesive layer. Finally, the response of the model is compared with numerical solutions by finite element model and the experimental results obtained for flexural tests on partially plated beams. A good agreement is observed.
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