Study the simultaneous effect of environment and mechanical loading on the CFRP repair steel structures

2020-01-13T00:53:33Z (GMT) by Ali
The combined effect of environmental conditions and operational loads on steel structures can result in significant degradations in these structures and, hence, the focus of this thesis is on a means for the rehabilitation of steel structures. It has been shown that the use of externally bonded CFRP to be particularly effective in repairing steel structures. The role of environmental exposure needs further research, so as to determine its effect on the strengthening system in conditions similar to the real situations (load + environment attack). This thesis investigates the simultaneous effect of environment and load on CFRP bonding steel structures.