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Debonding failure in concrete members retrofitted with carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites

posted on 2019-08-14, 03:09 authored by Huy Binh Pham
The research described in this thesis is concerned with a strengthening approach using bonded fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRP). This approach has shown
significant advantages compared to traditional methods, mainly due to the outstanding mechanical properties of the composites. However, the retrofitted members are often
subjected to new, often brittle, failure modes due to separation or debonding of the composites from the members. In this research, the short-term debonding behaviour of shear-lap blocks and RC beams bonded with carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites (CFRP) using the wet lay-up method is investigated.[…]


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Riadh Al-Mahaidi

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering