Analysis of factors affecting effective bond length of fiber reinforced polymer composite laminate externally bonded to concrete substrate

dc.contributor.committeeChairBae, Sang-Wook
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMorse, Stephen M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChen, Xinzhong
dc.creatorAthawale, Parth
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-14T23:32:27Z
dc.date.available2012-06-28T15:18:29Z
dc.date.available2016-11-14T23:32:27Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.degree.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineering
dc.description.abstractBond length is one of factors which are important with regards to the effective technique of improving the shear capacity of a concrete member by externally bonding fiber reinforcement polymer laminates. A number of models have been proposed by various researchers over the years but there is not a single model that can definitely predict the effective bond length (effective bond length). The models proposed show a disparity between the analytical and experimental values. This study takes a holistic approach to rationalize all the influencing factors. FEA is done of the existing experimental test results by calibrating for measured failure load and effective bond length values. A sensitivity study is undertaken to understand the influence of the affecting parameters on shear stress and effective bond length.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/45313
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectCivil engineering
dc.subjectPolymeric composites
dc.subjectPolymer-impregnated concrete
dc.subjectChemical bonds
dc.subjectQuantum chemistry
dc.titleAnalysis of factors affecting effective bond length of fiber reinforced polymer composite laminate externally bonded to concrete substrate
dc.typeThesis

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