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Conference Proceedings

Chastre Rodrigues, C, Silva MAG.  2005.  The behaviour of RC columns retrofitted with FRP or polymeric concrete under axial compression and cyclic horizontal loads, Oct 20-21. 9th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Structures. (Ren, W. X. Ong K. C. G. Tan J. S. Y., Ed.).:393-400., Fuzhou, PEOPLES R CHINA: Ci-Premier Pte Ltd Abstract

The seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete columns with FRP jackets has received a considerable increment in recent years due the high strength-weight and stiffness-weight ratios of FRP compared to other materials. The FRP outer shell also contributes to prevent or delay environmental degradation of the concrete and corrosion of the steel reinforcement. An experimental program conducted in order to analyze the behavior of reinforced concrete columns jacketed with FRP composites or repaired with polymeric concrete and subjected to axial compression and cyclic horizontal loads is described. The dimensions of the cylindrical columns were 1500 mm height by 250 mm diameter. The influence of various parameters on the response, including the type of confining material and the number of FRP layers, is reported. The results of the tests are shown and interpreted.