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Flexural Behaviour of RC Beam Externally Bonded with Cold Formed Steel Sheet Using Epoxy




Strengthening, Cold formed sheets, Flexural behaviour, External bonding


Strengthening of structures have gained importance in the past few decades owing to the high cost involved in their reconstruction and also to ensure safety by improving their strength under adverse conditions. This paper deals with one such strengthening method based on the external bonding of the reinforcement through cold formed steel sheets. Cold forming ensures that the material has enough surface smoothness to avoid stress concentrations in addition to high tolerance and concentricity. The aim of this paper is to study the influence of the externally bonded cold formed steel sheets on the flexural behaviour of the RC beams. For this purpose, flexural strength of the control beams and the beams bonded with the cold formed steel sheets are determined by experimental means and will be compared to validate the novelty in the use of the externally bonded steel sheets on the surface of the beams by means of epoxy. This paper aims to bring out the novel advantages of using cold formed sheets for strengthening the beams through the critical review of literature and observe their behaviour through experimental means.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I11122
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2016
Page(s): 1167-1170

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