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Debonding strength of steel joints strengthened using strand CFRP sheets under axial tension


Taylor, C and Jiao, H and Zhao, XL and Kobayashi, A, Debonding strength of steel joints strengthened using strand CFRP sheets under axial tension, Proceedings of the Fourth Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2013), 11-13 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-0-9875930-1-6 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Strand CFRP sheets have the unique features of containing factory impregnated CFRP strands and having the flexibility that make strand sheets suitable for strengthening circular hollow sections along the longitudinal direction. Sufficient gaps are designed between the strands that can be easily filled with epoxy resin during a wet layup process. These features make strand CFRP sheets a promising alternative to conventional CFRP materials in strengthening metallic structures. In these applications, proper bonding between steel and CFRP is vital. Therefore the debonding mechanism and debonding strength are of interests to many researchers. In this study, strand CFRP sheets, with a nominal Young’s modulus of 430GPa, were used for the connection of double trap steel joints. Tensile tests were conducted to investigate the bonding behaviour and bond strength. Different failure modes were observed for specimens with and without a primer layer. The bond strength and measured stresses in the bond region were compared with those reported by previous researchers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:strand CFRP sheets, strengthening, bond strength
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Structural engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Metals
UTAS Author:Taylor, C (Mr Christopher Taylor)
UTAS Author:Jiao, H (Dr Hui Jiao)
ID Code:87971
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-12-20
Last Modified:2014-11-26

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