Advanced SearchSearch Tips
An Experimental Study for Failure Behavior of Composite Beams with DFRCC and FRP Plank with Rib
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
An Experimental Study for Failure Behavior of Composite Beams with DFRCC and FRP Plank with Rib
Kang, Ga-Ram; Yoo, Seung-Woon;
  PDF(new window)
DFRCC (ductile fiber reinforced cementitious composites), which are a significantly improved ductile material compared to conventional concrete, were evaluated as a new construction material with a high potential applications to concrete structures for a range of purposes. In this study, experiments on the failure behavior of composite beams with a DFRCC and FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) plank with a rib used as permanent formwork and tensile reinforcement were carried out. A normal concrete and a fiber reinforced concrete with PVA series of RF4000 and the PP series of PP-macro were used for comparison, and each RF4000+RSC15 and PP-macro+RSC15 was tested by producing composite beams. The experimental results of the FRP plank without a sand coating showed that sliding failure mode between the FRP plank and concrete started from a flexural crack at the beam center; therefore it is necessary for the FRP plank to be coated with sand and the effect of the fiber to failure mode did not appear to be huge. The experiment of the FRP plank with a sand coating showed that both 1200mm and 2000mm allowed sufficient bonding between the concrete and FRP plank. The maximum load of the fiber reinforced concrete was higher than that of normal concrete and the case which a series of PP fiber was mixed showed the highest value. The crack latency caused by the fibers led to composite action with a FRP rib.
DFRCC;Fiber;FRP plank;Permanent formwork;Rib;Tensile reinforcement;
 Cited by
H.H. Abrishami and D. Mitchell, “Influence of Splitting Cracks on Tension Stiffening,” ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 93, No. 6, pp. 703-710, 1997.

K. Noghabai, “Behavior of Tie Element of Plain and Fibrous Concrete and Varying Cross Sections,” ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 97, No. 2, pp. 279-284, 2000.

Y.O. Lee and H.D. Yun, “Effect of Aggregate Size on The Behavior and Fracture Characteristics in Ductile Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites,” Journal of The Architectural Institute of Korea Structure, Vol. 23, No. 12, pp. 19-26, 2007.

G.S. Ryu, K.T. Koh, S.T. Kang, B.-W. Kim and K.H. Ahn, "Study on The Shrinkage Reduction of Ductile Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites," Proceedings of Conference on Korean Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 2008, No. 10, pp. 2673-2676, 2008.

L.C. Bank, Composites for Construction: Structural Design with FRP Materials, John Wiely & Sons, NJ, USA, 2006. DOI:

Y.B. Kim and J.H. Lee, “Simplified Analytical Model for Flexural Response of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Decks,” Journal of The Korean Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 65-74, 2005.

L. Cheng, L.M. Zhao, V. Karbhari, G.-A. Hegemier and F. Seible, “Assessment of A Steel-Free Fiber Reinforced Polymer-Composite Modular Bridge System,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 131, No. 3, pp. 498-506, 2005. DOI: crossref(new window)

L.C. Bank, M.G. Oliva, H.U. Bae, J. Barker and S.W. Yoo, "Test of Pultruded FRP Plank as Formwork and Reinforcement for Concrete Structures," COMPOSITES 2006 Convention and Trade Show, American Composites Manufacturers Association, USA, October 18-20, pp. 1-8, 2006.

S.W. Yoo, "An Experimental Study for Flexure/Shear Failure Behavior of Composite Beam with GFRP Plank Used as a Permanent Formwork and Cast-in-place High Strength Concrete", Journal of The Korea Academia-Industrial Cooperation Society, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 42245-4252, 2015. DOI: crossref(new window)

M.S. Kook and S.W. Yoo, "Finite Element Analysis for Bending Behavior of Composite Beam with Perfobond FRP Used as a Permanent Formwork", Journal of The Korea Academia -Industrial Cooperation Society, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 3280-3286, 2011. DOI: crossref(new window)