Mechanical behavior of CFRP confined low strength concretes subjected to simultaneous heating-cooling cycles and sustained loading


Erdil B. , AKYÜZ U., YAMAN İ. Ö.

MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, cilt.45, ss.223-233, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1617/s11527-011-9761-6
  • Dergi Adı: MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.223-233

Özet

This study aims to present the mechanical behavior of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) reinforced low strength cylindrical and prism concrete specimens under both heating-cooling cycles and sustained loading. Heating-cooling cycles range from -10 to 50A degrees C and the applied sustained load level is 40% of the ultimate strength of concrete. After 200 heating-cooling cycles and/or sustained load testing, specimens were tested to determine the mechanical behavior under uniaxial compression. The experimental test results show that heating-cooling cycles alone have insignificant effect on the mechanical properties of CFRP-wrapped specimens. However, as for simultaneous exposure of sustained loading and heating-cooling cycles the main difference is on the shape of the stress-strain diagram, in which the bilinear response becomes clear. The other difference is on the ultimate strain, which decreases up to 29 and 15% for cylindrical and prismatic specimens, respectively.