31st Our World in Concrete and Structures (OWICs) - 2006
K. Suguna, Annamalai University, India.
P. N. Raghunath*, Annamalai University, India.
V. Thiruvenkatachari, Annamalai University, India.
V. Nagaradjane, Annamalai University, India.
Corrosion Resistance Stainless Steel (CRSS), Plate Bonding, Analytical Model
The paper presents the results of experimental and analytical studies conducted on
RC beams with externally bonded CRSS plate reinforcement. A total of twelve
beams were experimentally evaluated to determine improvements in their flexural
capacity, deformation and ductility characteristics. The test results show that the
externally reinforced beams exhibit enhanced strength, improved flexural stiffness,
adequate ductility and composite action until failure. An analytical model is proposed
for predicting the load deflection behaviour of CRSS strengthened RC beams. The
results predicted by the model are found to be in good agreement with test results.