Project

Impact response of Concrete Beams Externally Reinforced with Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer.

Duration
01 June 2021 → 30 November 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Structural design
    • Construction materials technology
    • Structural engineering
    • Conservation-restoration techniques
    • Short and long fibre reinforced composites
Keywords
Impact resistance drop-weight impact tests reinforced concrete carbon fibre reinforced polymer externally applied reinforcement strengthening finite element modelling
 
Project description

The study comprises an experimental and numerical investigation on the effect of external strengthening in the behaviour of small-scale reinforced concrete (RC) beams under a low-velocity impact using drop-weight impact tests. The increased impact resilience of the strengthened members is analysed in terms of time-histories at the mid-span displacement, acceleration and support reaction forces under an impact load.