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Basalt FRPs for strengthening of RC members

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The use of FRPs to enhance the structural performance of RC members represents today's common practice. This is mainly due to their high strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance or ease of application. However, given the current circumstances, the construction industry is in need of a more viable alternative to the commonly used glass and carbon fibres. Hence, the paper discusses two experimental programmes investigating the use of relatively new basalt fibres for strengthening of both compression and flexural members. Application of shear strips in strengthening of an RC beam (University of Sheffield) has shown that even a small amount of basalt FRPs can successfully increase the ultimate load capacity as well as provide anchorage and reduce the brittleness of plate end debonding. Testing of FRP confined concrete cylinders (Magnel Laboratory) has proven basalt to be 14% more effective than glass, yielding an average compressive strength increase of 84% when compared to the unconfined cylinders.

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Serbescu, A, M Guadagnini, K Pilakoutas, Aniello Palmieri, and Stijn Matthys. 2010. “Basalt FRPs for Strengthening of RC Members.” In Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, ed. Lieping Ye, Peng Feng, and Qingrui Yue, 691–694. Berlin, Germany: Springer.
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Serbescu, A., Guadagnini, M., Pilakoutas, K., Palmieri, A., & Matthys, S. (2010). Basalt FRPs for strengthening of RC members. In Lieping Ye, P. Feng, & Q. Yue (Eds.), Advances in FRP composites in civil engineering (pp. 691–694). Presented at the 5th International conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010), Berlin, Germany: Springer.
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Serbescu A, Guadagnini M, Pilakoutas K, Palmieri A, Matthys S. Basalt FRPs for strengthening of RC members. In: Ye L, Feng P, Yue Q, editors. Advances in FRP composites in civil engineering. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2010. p. 691–4.
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Serbescu, A, M Guadagnini, K Pilakoutas, et al. “Basalt FRPs for Strengthening of RC Members.” Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering. Ed. Lieping Ye, Peng Feng, & Qingrui Yue. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2010. 691–694. Print.
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  abstract     = {The use of FRPs to enhance the structural performance of RC members represents today's common practice. This is mainly due to their high strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance or ease of application. However, given the current circumstances, the construction industry is in need of a more viable alternative to the commonly used glass and carbon fibres. Hence, the paper discusses two experimental programmes investigating the use of relatively new basalt fibres for strengthening of both compression and flexural members. Application of shear strips in strengthening of an RC beam (University of Sheffield) has shown that even a small amount of basalt FRPs can successfully increase the ultimate load capacity as well as provide anchorage and reduce the brittleness of plate end debonding. Testing of FRP confined concrete cylinders (Magnel Laboratory) has proven basalt to be 14\% more effective than glass, yielding an average compressive strength increase of 84\% when compared to the unconfined cylinders.},
  author       = {Serbescu, A and Guadagnini, M and Pilakoutas, K and Palmieri, Aniello and Matthys, Stijn},
  booktitle    = {Advances in FRP composites in civil engineering},
  editor       = {Ye, Lieping and Feng, Peng and Yue, Qingrui},
  isbn         = {9783642174865},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Beijing, PR China},
  pages        = {691--694},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Basalt FRPs for strengthening of RC members},
  year         = {2010},
}

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