Experimental Behaviour Of FRP-Confined Slender RC Columns Under Eccentric Loading

Zhong Tao, Jinguang Teng, Lin Hai Han, L. Lam

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This paper presents the results of a recent experimental study aimed at investigating the performance of eccentrically-loaded long circular reinforced concrete (RC) columns strengthened with fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) jackets. Tests were conducted on eight un-strengthened RC columns and eight corresponding columns strengthened with FRP. The main variables explored in this test program include the slenderness ratio and the load eccentricity. The test results showed that FRP-strengthened long columns typically fail by buckling with excessive lateral deflections and with the FRP jacket remaining intact. Significant strength and ductility enhancements may still be expected but these improvements reduce with an increase in either the slenderness ratio or the load eccentricity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction
Subtitle of host publicationACIC 2004
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages81
ISBN (Electronic)9781845690649
ISBN (Print)9781855737365
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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