Flexural Response of Reinforced Concrete Beams Laminated with Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (Bfrp)Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Authors : Kesavan S; Rajasekaran A;
Page : 5331-5338
Keywords : Basalt Fiber; Fiber Reinforced Polymers; Flexural Rigidity; Epoxy Resin & Load Carrying Capacity;
Many researchers studied the flexural behavior of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with near surface mounted fiber reinforced polymers of glass, carbon and aramid fibers with different configurations. The present study enumerates the flexural response of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with Near Surface Mounted (NSM) Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymers (BFRP). To investigate the flexural response 3 reinforced concrete beams were cast and tested. One beam served as reference beam and other two beams were strengthened with 2layered BFRP and 4layered BFRP laminates. All the beams were tested under four point bending and the results were compared with reference beam and presented. The experimental results concluded that reinforced concrete beams strengthened with 4 layered BFRP laminates at the tension zone exhibit an increase in load carrying capacity of about 17.95% when compared to that of reference beam.
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