Anchorage Length of Near-Surface Mounted Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bars for Concrete Strengthening—Experimental Investigation and Numerical Modeling

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Title: Anchorage Length of Near-Surface Mounted Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bars for Concrete Strengthening—Experimental Investigation and Numerical Modeling

Author(s): Laura De Lorenzis, Karin Lundgren, and Andrea Rizzo

Publication: Structural Journal

Volume: 101

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 269-278

Keywords: anchorage; bar; fiber-reinforced polymer

Date: 3/1/2004

Abstract:
Near-surface mounted (NSM) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars are being increasingly recognized as a valid alternative to externally bonded FRP laminates for enhancing flexural and shear strength of deficient concrete, masonry, and timber members. The ultimate capacity and service performance of strengthened members are deeply influenced by the bond characteristics of the strengthening system on which, in the case of NSM bars, limited data is available to date. This paper follows up to previous investigations on the mechanics of bond of NSM bars to concrete. Experimental results completing a previous test series are reported and discussed, and a global evaluation of results of three different test series is attempted. A three-dimensional finite element model for bond of NSM reinforcement is proposed and calibrated on the basis of some experimental results.