Shear performance of existing reinforced concrete t-beams strengthened with FRP - CICE 2012

Proceedings of CICE 2012 6th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering - Rome, Italy, 13-15 June 2012

This paper presents the experimental behaviour of two reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened in shear with C-FRP . The beams are extracted from an important building of the '30s in Rome. The goal of this research is to evaluate the shear strength of the retrofitted beams with the simultaneous occurrence of a negative bending moment. The tests areperformed at the Experimental Laboratory of the Structural Department of the University “Roma Tre”.

Keywords: Existing building, Shear strengthening, C-FRP, Experimental behavior.