Through a series of experiments on RC beams reinforced with the carbon fiber sheet (CFS) under the static and running loads, the authors verified the effects of the aspect ratio (ratio of beam width to depth) and CFS reinforcement on the failure mechanism. The experiments revealed that: (1) CFS can effectively reinforce beams subjected to static loads in the flexural region, and increase the strength of beams subjected to running loads but such beams failed in shear, and (2) the tensile strength of CFS is greatly influenced by the aspect ratio. The authors evaluated how the aspect ratio influences the strength increasing effect of CFS; in addition, developed a theoretical equation for calculating the ultimate bending strength of RC beams reinforced with CFS, and approximated the experimental results by the theoretical results derived from the equation.
Hsu, Ming-Chien; Abe, Tadashi; Kida, Tetsukazu; Sawano, Toshiaki; and Minakuchi, Kazuhiko
"REINFORCING EFFECTS AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF RC BEAM WITH CFS UNDER STATIC AND RUNNING LOADS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 14:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol14/iss2/2