Behaviour of carbon fibre–reinforced polymer-confined hollow circular concrete columns with inner polyvinyl chloride tube

Hussam A. Goaiz, Tao Yu, Muhammad N.S. Hadi

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Existing studies have shown that the use of an inner tube can significantly enhance the effectiveness of confinement in fibre-reinforced polymer-confined hollow columns. The inner tube used in the existing studies, however, generally had a large stiffness and also served as longitudinal reinforcement. The use of a stiff inner tube is inefficient in resisting bending for hollow columns with a relatively small void and may be unnecessary for constraining the inner surface of concrete. Against this background, this article presents the first experimental study on fibre-reinforced polymer-confined hollow columns with an inner polyvinyl chloride tube. The experimental program included a total of 18 specimens which were tested under axial compression. The test variables included the section configuration (i.e. solid specimens, hollow specimens and hollow specimens with a polyvinyl chloride tube) and the thickness of fibre-reinforced polymer. The test results showed that due to the beneficial effect of the polyvinyl chloride tube which provided constraints/confinement from inside, fibre-reinforced polymer-confined hollow columns with an inner polyvinyl chloride tube generally possessed good strength and ductility compared to their counterparts without a polyvinyl chloride tube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1133
Number of pages14
JournalAdvances in Structural Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • carbon fibre–reinforced polymer
  • concrete
  • confinement
  • hollow columns
  • polyvinyl chloride tube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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