Experimental investigation of shear behavior of one-way reinforced slabs with high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composite laminates

Document Type : Research Article


1 Semnan University

2 semnan university


It has been used to preserve structures and extend their useful life, retrofit damaged structures. Concrete slabs, as a key structural member, play an important role in the load distribution and structural behavior, and lack of resolving the damage to concrete slabs can lead to irreparable damage. In this experimental study, the one way reinforced concrete slabs were strengthened by using high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composite (HPFRCC) laminates in the slab's tensile side. Its lateral surfaces are then strengthened with carbon fiber reinforced polymer laminates to increase shear capacity. This study is summarized in three steps. In the first step, the mixing design and mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced cement composites were investigated. In the second step, the flexural capacity of fiber-reinforced cement composite laminates was determined separately before bonding to the slab. In the final step, shear and shear reinforced concrete slabs were tested for shear behavior investigation. The results showed that the strengthening of the lateral sides of the specimens was improved the flexural capacity, fracture pattern, stiffness, and energy absorption by examining the shear behavior of the specimens. Also, for one-way slabs strengthened with fiber-reinforced cement composite laminates, if the concentrated load is applied to the slab so that the shear Span-to-effective height ratio is less than 2.5, even If it is strengthened at the lateral surfaces to increase the shear capacity of the cross-section, the failure pattern will certainly be shear.


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