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Investigation into the Bond between CFRP and Steel Plates

Authors: S. Fawzia, M. A. Karim


The use of externally bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) reinforcement has proven to be an effective technique to strengthen steel structures. An experimental study on CFRP bonded steel plate with double strap joint has been conducted and specimens are tested under tensile loadings. An empirical model has been developed using stress-based approach to predict ultimate capacity of the CFRP bonded steel structure. The results from the model are comparable with the experimental result with a reasonable accuracy.

Keywords: Steel Structure, shear stress, slip, carbon fibre reinforced polymer, effective bond

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