Bond Behavior of NSM FRP Strips in Concrete under Sustained Loading

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Bond Behavior of NSM FRP Strips in Concrete under Sustained Loading

Mohamed Emara, who has developed his PhD research within the AMADE group has just presented his PhD disertation where he discusses the results of two experimental campaigns designed to characterize the behavior of Near-Surface Mounted (NSM) concrete reinforcements in the long term. These consist of FRP stripes bonded into grooves carved on the surface of the concrete. The long term performance of NSM is conditioned by the sustained loading and the environmental conditions (temperature and humidity). From the results, a methodology to simulate the bond-slip response has been suggested.

 

 

General information

Title Bond Behavior of NSM FRP Strips in Concrete under Sustained Loading
Author: Mohamed Reda Ali Elewa Emara
Advisor(s): Drs. Lluís Torres, Marta Baena and Cristina Barris

 

Members of the panel

  • Drs. Eva Oller (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
  • Viktor Gribniak (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University – Lithuania)
  • Jordi Renart (UdG).