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Repairing corroded RC beam with near-surface mounted CFRP rods


This experimental program investigates the possibility of using Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) rods to repair RC beams damaged by steel corrosion. The 6-mm-diameter carbon-epoxy pultruded FRP rods were implemented in undamaged areas of the concrete cover by using the Near Surface Mounted reinforcement (NSM) technique. The corroded beam tested was stored in a chloride environment under service loading for 23 years, which was representative of real structural conditions. The corroded beam showed longitudinal corrosion cracks more than 3 mm in width along the tension reinforcing bars. The repaired corroded beam was tested in three-point flexure up to failure. Then, concrete was removed around the reinforcing bars in order to measure the real local steel cross-section distribution. The maximum reduction in steel cross-section measured in the tension area was about 36% and was located at mid-span. In spite of this heavy corrosion, the bearing capacity measured on the repaired beam was equal to that of the uncorroded control beam. In our experimental conditions, the NSM technique was applicable for repairing corroded concrete structural members.

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hal-02326063 , version 1 (22-10-2019)



Amjad Kreit, Firas Al-Mahmoud, Arnaud Castel, Raoul François. Repairing corroded RC beam with near-surface mounted CFRP rods. Materials and structures, 2011, 44 (7), pp.1205-1217. ⟨10.1617/s11527-010-9693-6⟩. ⟨hal-02326063⟩
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