ASTM D7913 / D7913M - 14

    Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars to Concrete by Pullout Testing

    Active Standard ASTM D7913 / D7913M | Developed by Subcommittee: D30.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The behavior of the bond between concrete and FRP reinforcing bars is an important performance aspect that has been used in material specifications and design standards. This test method serves as a means for uniformly preparing specimens and testing FRP bar-to-concrete bond, and for providing a standard method to calculate, evaluate and report bond strength.

    5.2 This test method for measuring bond strength by pullout testing is intended for use in laboratory tests in which the principal variable is the size or type of FRP bars.

    Note 1: This test method should not be used to establish design bond values and development lengths for FRP bars embedded in concrete, as it does not represent the state of bond stress observed in concrete flexural members reinforced with FRP bars. See Test Method A944 for a beam-end test configuration, used for determining bond stress in steel bars.

    5.3 This test method is intended to determine the bond behavior for material specifications, research and development. The bond behavior will be specimen-configuration dependent, which may affect both analysis and design. The primary test result is the bond strength of the specimen to normal weight concrete.

    5.4 This test method may also be used to determine the conformance of a product or a treatment to a requirement relating to its effect on the bond developed between FRP bar and concrete. The result obtained from this test method should be used only for comparative purposes to compare parameters or variables of bond strength. The method may be used as part of a protocol to establish long-term environmental effects on bond to concrete, including environmental reduction factors for FRP bars embedded in concrete.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the bond strength of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite bars used as reinforcing bars or pre-stressing tendons in concrete.

    1.2 Two procedures for casting test specimens are provided. The first procedure aligns the bar with the concrete casting direction. The second procedure aligns the bar’s transverse to the concrete casting direction.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A944 Test Method for Comparing Bond Strength of Steel Reinforcing Bars to Concrete Using Beam-End Specimens

    C33/C33M Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C143/C143M Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

    C150/C150M Specification for Portland Cement

    C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory

    C293/C293M Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam With Center-Point Loading)

    C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes

    C617/C617M Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    D3878 Terminology for Composite Materials

    D5229/D5229M Test Method for Moisture Absorption Properties and Equilibrium Conditioning of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

    D7205/D7205M Test Method for Tensile Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars

    D7705 Test Method for Alkali Resistance of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Matrix Composite Bars used in Concrete Construction

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E83 Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems

    E122 Practice for Calculating Sample Size to Estimate, With Specified Precision, the Average for a Characteristic of a Lot or Process

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics

    E1012 Practice for Verification of Testing Frame and Specimen Alignment Under Tensile and Compressive Axial Force Application

    F2203 Test Method for Linear Measurement Using Precision Steel Rule


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.120 (Reinforced plastics); 91.080.40 (Concrete structures)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111900(Concrete reinforcement hardware); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7913_D7913M-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7913 / D7913M-14, Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Bars to Concrete by Pullout Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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