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Title: Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams with GFRCM

Author(s): Rizwan Azam, Ayman Shihata, Khaled A. Soudki and Jeffrey S. West

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 322


Appears on pages(s): 7.1-7.16

Keywords: Reinforced Concrete, FRCM, TRM, TRC, glass, fabric, cementitious, bond, shear, corrosion

DOI: 10.14359/51706958

Date: 6/18/2018

This paper presents the results of an experimental study conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a glass fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (GFRCM) composite system to strengthen reinforced concrete (RC) beams. A total of fifteen beams were tested in two groups: Group A was designed to investigate the use of GFRCM to rehabilitate corrosion damaged tension lap splices in RC beams. Group B was designed to investigate the use of GFRCM to strengthen shear critical RC beams. The test results demonstrated that GFRCM is a promising system to enhance the load carrying capacity of RC beams.