A new CFRP anchor for preventing separation of externally bonded laminates from concrete Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Twelve identical concrete prisms were strengthened with Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) laminate strips on two opposite faces and the laminates were anchored using the newly developed CFRP π-anchor. Prisms were tested in tension to investigate the effectiveness of the anchor to possibly delay delamination and/or to prevent the complete separation of the laminate from the prism. The salient feature of the anchor is its wide head to resist high interfacial shear stresses and its shanks that were inserted in predrilled holes to provide mechanical anchorage and to resist pull-out. The anchor doubled the tensile load-carrying capacity, effectively delayed delamination and prevented the CFRP laminate from full separation. Furthermore, the strengthened prisms experienced noticeable deformation.

publication date

  • December 2013