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Interfacial shear transfer of RC beams strengthened by bonded composite plates

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Journal publication date2001
JournalCement and Concrete Composites
Journal number4-5
Number of pages7
Original languageEnglish


In this paper an analytical method is proposed to predict the distributions of interfacial shear stress in concrete beams strengthened by composite plates. Non-linear behaviour of concrete under compression is considered in the analysis. The solutions show significant shear stress concentration near the cut-off end of plates. A parametrical study is carried out to show the effects of some design variables, e.g., thickness of adhesive layer, material properties and the distance from support to cut-off end of bonded plates. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.