Shear strengthening of structures with carbon reinforced concrete

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As a result of changes in use of existing buildings or changes of standards towards higher live loads, many older constructions no longer meet computationally all required proofs, for example that for the shear load capacity. One opportunity to increase the shear resistance is the strengthening with textile or carbon reinforced concrete (TRC resp. CRC). In this case, fine-grained concrete and textile grids as reinforcement are applied subsequently to strengthen the shear load capacity. In the planned thesis, finite element (FE) investigations of structural members strengthened with TRC to increase the shear resistance will be a main part. Large-scale tests already executed in the past serve as basis for the simulations and for planned own experiments on large-scale beams for shear strengthening with CRC. With those studies, known design models will be checked and adapted or extended finally. In this paper, previous large scale tests were simulated with one FE program and these numerical results were used for the future tests.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2018
EditorsAlena Kohoutkova, Petr Bily, Jan L. Vitek, Michaela Frantova
Publisherfib. The International Federation for Structural Concrete
Number of pages7
ISBN (print)978-80-01-06401-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

Seriesfib international PhD Symposium 2018


Title12th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering
Conference number12
Duration29 - 31 August 2018
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationCzech Technical University in Prague
CountryCzech Republic

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/142255670