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Thin FRP/GFRC structural elements

Kim, G.B., Pilakoutas, K. and Waldron , P. (2008) Thin FRP/GFRC structural elements. Cement and Concrete Composites, 30 (2). pp. 122-137. ISSN 0958-9465

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This paper presents background work leading to the development of thin structural elements made of GFRC (Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete) reinforced with FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) bars. Such thin structural elements are suitable for a variety of applications such as cladding, security screens, etc, but this paper focuses on their use as permanent formwork. The first part of the paper deals with optimising a uniform thickness GFRC section to achieve maximum flexural capacity at minimum weight. The second part deals with the interaction between FRP and GFRC, in particular with the issues of bond. The third part presents the performance of a 3 m span thin GFRC permanent formwork panel system reinforced with FRP. Both experimental and analytical studies are presented and it is concluded that FRP/GFRC thin structural elements can be designed using conventional techniques requiring only the use of appropriate material characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Cement and Concrete Composites. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: FRP; GFRC; Thin structural elements; Permanent formwork; Bond stress–slip; Skin and rib design
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > Centre for Cement and Concrete (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Civil and Structural Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Prof Kypros Pilakoutas
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 08:33
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 00:48
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2007.04.011
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/42818

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