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What options are available to increase the shear capacity of members within existing reinforced concrete structures? This TechNote provides an overview of the variety of materials and methods available to increase shear capacity, including the use of external steel reinforcement, section enlargement, internal steel or fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement, supplemental members, FRP plates and strips, both steel and FRP near-surface-mounted reinforcement, and external prestressing
Keywords: external steel reinforcement; fiber-reinforced polymer; section enlargement; shear reversal; shear-strengthening
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What options are available to increase the shear capacity of members within existing reinforced concrete structures?
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