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Coped beams are susceptible to fatigue cracking in the web at the cope radius when subjected to tension in the coped region. Use of an adhesively bonded composite patch over the crack can reduce the stress concentration and delay further crack growth. This report contains the results of a...
Premature corrosion of reinforcing steel is a cause of concern for steel-reinforced concrete structures, since it causes them to deteriorate before their design operational life is attained. The Use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars in reinforced-concrete (RC) structures has been shown to...
Concrete deep beams with small shear span-to-depth (a/d) ratios are common elements in structures. However, there are few experimental results on the behaviour of FRP reinforced concrete deep beams and no specific modelling techniques exist in design codes for such members. The objectives of this...