Although a number of studies have been carried out on the long-term performance of FRP strengthened reinforced concrete (RC) members, there is still a lack of general conclusions about the influence of the many factors that can affect their behaviour.
This thesis will consist of a combination of experimental and numerical work. Both parts will combine bond and flexural behaviour. Experimental data will be used to calibrate numerical models, which in turn will be applied for analysing in a more global scheme the influence of the main parameters on a flexural structural element. The goal will be to help in designing design criteria for FRP strengthened reinforced concrete (RC) members.
Funding project: Spanish funded public project
Contact person: Dr. Lluís Torres