Mechanical behavior of fiber-reinforced polymer-wrapped concrete columns - Complicating effects

A. Mukherjee, T. E. Boothby, C. E. Bakis, M. V. Joshi, S. R. Maitra

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The present study focuses on the mechanical response of concrete columns confined with fiber-reinforced polymer composites (FRP). Practical columns often deviate from axisymmetric conditions due to noncircular cross section, geometric imperfections, and loading eccentricities. This paper discusses these complicating effects on the mechanical behavior of columns confined with FRP. Experiments have been carried out to examine the effects of geometric and loading imperfections on columns of various shapes. A model originally developed for axisymmetric situations has been extended to include the complicating effects. An analytical study for the corner radius that avoids concentration of stress is carried out. The theoretical models have been verified with the present and published experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Composites for Construction
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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