A nonlinear analytical model to predict the full-range debonding process of FRP-to-parent material interfaces free of any mechanical anchorage devices

Hugo C. Biscaia, Isabel S. Borba, Cinderela Silva, Carlos Chastre

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Abstract

Ever since Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) began to be used in the repair or strengthening of structural elements, the premature debonding of the FRP composite from the substrate has been an important drawback that have been motive of several studies. The importance of knowing and describing the full-range behaviour of FRP-to-parent material interfaces rigorously is therefore urgent. However, at present, there are no analytical solutions that describe the full-range behaviour of such interfaces that help us to understand the full debonding phenomena of FRP-to-parent material interfaces free of any mechanical anchorage devices. Therefore, the aim of this study is to contribute the advances of that knowledge through an analytical solution by means of an exponential bond-slip model that is known to represent the nonlinearities involved in the debonding process of the FRP composite from the substrate. Analytical solutions for the slips, strains in the FRP composite, bond stress distributions along the bonded interface and stresses in the substrate are presented. A full-range load-slip analysis is also discussed. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-63
Number of pages12
JournalComposite Structures
Volume138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • FRP
  • Bond
  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Interface
  • Analytical solution
  • CONCRETE INTERFACES
  • BOND STRENGTH
  • SHEAR TESTS
  • SLIP MODEL
  • SYSTEMS
  • JOINTS
  • DELAMINATION
  • BEHAVIOR
  • FAILURE

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