LEXURAL BEHAVIOUR OF CONTINUOUS CONCRETE SLABS REINFORCED WITH FRP BARS

Chapter 2

Literature Review

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Physical properties of FRP composites
2.2.1 Resin
2.2.2 Fibre reinforcement
2.2.3 FRP composites
2.2.3.1 Density
2.2.3.2 Coefficient of thermal expansion
2.2.3.3 Effects of high temperatures

2.3 Mechanical properties of FRP composites
2.3.1 Resin
2.3.2 FRP composites
2.3.2.1 Tensile behaviour
2.3.2.2 Compressive behaviour
2.3.2.3 Bond behaviour
2.3.2.4 Tensile and compressive modulus grade of FRP bars

2.4 Investigation on continuous concrete slabs reinforced with FRP bars
2.4.1 Cracking
2.4.2 Strain distribution
2.4.3 Deflection behaviour
2.4.4 Ultimate load capacity and modes of failure
2.4.4.1 Shear capacity
2.4.4.2 Flexural capacity

2.5 Conclusion