Construction Techniques of Retrofitting for R.C.C. Members Using Different Glass Fiber
Sandeep G. Sawant1, A. B. Sawant2, M. B. Kumthekar3, V. V. Diwan4
1Sandeep G. Sawant, Government College of Engineering Nagpur, India.
2B. Sawant, Government College of Engineering Nagpur, India.
3Prof. M. B. Kumthekar, Government College of Engineering Nagpur, India.
4Dr. V. V. Diwan, Government College of Engineering Nagpur, India.
Manuscript received on November 02, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on December 14, 2012. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2012. | PP: 294-301 | Volume-2, Issue-2, December 2012.  | Retrieval Number: B0935112212 /2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Worldwide, a great deal of research is currently being conducted concerning the use of fiber reinforced polymer wraps, laminates and sheets in the repair and strengthening of reinforced concrete members. Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) application is a very effective way to repair and strengthen structures that have become structurally weak over their life span. FRP repair systems provide an economically viable alternative to traditional repair systems and materials. Experimental data on load, deflection and failure modes of each of the beams were obtained. The detail procedure and application of GFRP sheets for strengthening of RC beams is also included. The effect of number of GFRP layers and its orientation on ultimate load carrying capacity and failure mode of the beams are investigated. 
Keywords: FRP, GFRP, Retrofitting.