This paper presents an investigation conducted on repairing damaged Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams with a large rectangular web opening using externally bonded plates. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) and steel plates were used as repair materials with two types of configuration - hexagonal and rectangular - for each material. The beams contain a rectangular web opening at one of the shear spans. The externally bonded CFRP sheet and steel plate were found to be effective in repairing RC beams with a large rectangular web opening. The results showed that CFRP plates perform better than steel plates and that the rectangular configuration is better than the hexagonal one.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering