|Title||Experimental behavior of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets attached to concrete surfaces using CFRP anchors|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Breña SF, McGuirk GN|
|Journal||International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials|
|Keywords||concrete strengthening, FRP anchors, FRP bond, FRP sheets|
Strengthening concrete structures using FRP composites is a commonly considered technology in many practical situations. The success of the strengthening intervention largely depends on adequate bond between FRP sheets and the concrete substrate. In recent years, techniques to anchor FRP sheets in applications where sheets must develop strength in a short length have been proposed. One of these techniques includes use of FRP anchors embedded into the concrete substrate and forming part of the composite strengthening system. This paper presents the results of studies conducted recently at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to advance the understanding on the behavior of FRP anchored systems.