New Method for Testing Fiber-reinforced Polymer Rods Under Flexure

    Volume 35, Issue 2 (March 2007)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 26 July 2006

    Page Count: 6


    Zhang, B
    Structural Engineer, NCK Engineering Ltd.,

    Masmoudi, R
    Associate Professor and Professor, Université de,

    Benmokrane, B
    Associate Professor and Professor, Université de,

    (Received 26 March 2004; accepted 2 June 2006)

    Abstract

    This paper provides a new test method to determine the flexural properties of FRP reinforcing rods for material specifications, research and development, quality assurance, and structural design and analysis. This test method specifies the requirements of four-point flexural tests on FRP rods used in place of steel reinforcement or prestressing tendon in concrete on the basis of the knowledge gained from research results. This test method follows the ASTM standard test methods with some modifications according to the intended purpose and easy realization of the tests. Furthermore, flexural verification tests have been conducted on six sizes of diameters of GFRP rods, from #3 to #8 and each having six specimens. The test results were discussed and compared with that obtained from the three-point flexural tests as specified by the ASTM standard test method for flexural properties of fiber reinforced pultruded plastic rods.


    Paper ID: JTE100329

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE100329

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    Title New Method for Testing Fiber-reinforced Polymer Rods Under Flexure
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee C27