Strengthening of R.C.C. Beam- using Different Glass Fiber
Sandeep G. Sawant1, A. B. Sawant2, M. B. Kumthekar3
1Sandeep G. Sawant*, Student, M.E. Construction Management, Government College of Engineering, Karad, (M.H.) India.
2A. B. Sawant, Assistant Professor, KIT’s College of Engineering, Kolhapur, (M.H.) India.
3Prof. M. B. Kumthekar, Professor and Head of Department, Government College of Engineering, Karad,( M.H.) India.

Manuscript received on December 27, 2012. | Revised Manuscript Received on January 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on January 20, 2013. | PP: 1-8 | Volume-1, Issue-2, January 2013. | Retrieval Number: B0110011213/2012©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 investigate.
Keywords: FRP, GFRP, Retrofitting.