Numerical Study on CFRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Masonry Infill Walls

Akin, Emre
Ozcebe, Guney
Canbay, Erdem
Binici, Barış
In the last decade, a new strengthening methodology has been developed for reinforced concrete (RC) frames with hollow clay tile (HCT) infill walls by means of diagonally applied carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) fabrics. In the experimental part of a study conducted by the authors, this user-friendly methodology was experimentally investigated considering different aspect (height/width) ratios of the infill walls. In this study, first a numerical model of the FRP strengthened infill walls strengthened with the proposed methodology is developed. Afterwards, the numerical simulation results are validated by use of experimental response curves and finally, a parametric study, which further investigates the effect of aspect ratio of HCT infill walls is presented.


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E. Akin, G. Ozcebe, E. Canbay, and B. Binici, “Numerical Study on CFRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Masonry Infill Walls,” JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES FOR CONSTRUCTION, pp. 0–0, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: