Bond-slip models for double strap joints strengthened by CFRP

Sabrina Fawzia, Xiao Ling Zhao, Riadh Al-Mahaidi

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This paper presents the results of a series of tension tests on CFRP bonded steel plate double strap joints. The main aim of this research is to provide detailed understanding of bond characteristics using experimental and numerical analysis of strengthened double strap joints under tension. A parametric study has been performed by numerical modelling with the variables of CFRP bond lengths, adhesive maximum strain and adhesive layer thicknesses. Finally, bond-slip models are proposed for three different types of adhesives within the range of the parametric study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2137-2145
Number of pages9
JournalComposite Structures
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Bond-slip
  • CFRP
  • Composite materials
  • Double strap joint
  • Steel
  • Strengthening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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