Tests on seismically damaged reinforced concrete structural walls repaired using fiber reinforced polymers
Lim, Chee Leong
Date of Issue2010
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the seismic performance of axially loaded reinforced concrete RC walls with boundary elements confined by limited transverse reinforcement. These specimens were initially subjected to axial compression loading and cyclic lateral loading to failure, and subsequently repaired and subjected to loading again. The test specimens include two low-rise walls of aspect ratio 1.125 and two medium-rise walls of aspect ratio 1.625. Results show that significant drift capacities were achieved from the strengthened walls. The performance of the repaired walls was similar to the original walls before repair in terms of the flexural behavior, shear strength, and ductility capacities. While the fiber-reinforced polymer FRP anchorage may undergo premature failure, it however failed only after the peak lateral strength of the repaired wall was attained. This paper demonstrates that repair of damaged RC walls using FRP is able to restore the performance of damaged RC walls while also serving as repair method of relative ease.
Journal of Composites for Construction
© 2010 ASCE. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000110.