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 ENG  Vol.7 No.7 , July 2015
A Study on the Bond Strength between High Performance Concrete and Reinforcing Bar
Abstract: As a preliminary study for the erection of floating structures using high performance concrete, this paper examines the bond characteristics between concrete and the reinforcing bar. Since the floating structure is constructed in aquatic environment, corrosion of the reinforcing steel is likely to develop more prematurely than in onshore structure in case of concrete cracking. A solution to this corrosion problem could use FRP rebar instead of steel reinforcement. To that goal, an experimental study is conducted on the concrete-FRP bond strength to verify if such FRP rebar develops performance comparable to the conventional steel rebar. A series of tests are performed considering the bond length of ordinary steel rebar and G-FRP rebar as test variable with respect to the strength of concrete, and the results are presented.
Cite this paper: Choi, E. , Lee, J. , Kim, S. and Kwark, J. (2015) A Study on the Bond Strength between High Performance Concrete and Reinforcing Bar. Engineering, 7, 373-378. doi: 10.4236/eng.2015.77033.
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