A new approach for predicting the shear capacity of FRCM strengthened RC beams in shear
In spite of the availability of different models proposed to predict the shear capacity of reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened in shear using fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) system, accurately predicting this value remains a challenge. The simplified compression field theory has shown to accurately predict the shear capacity of RC beams. This paper presents an analytical model based on the simplified compression field theory for predicting the shear capacity of RC beams strengthened in shear using FRCM strengthening system. The model has been validated against a data series of over sixty RC beams strengthened in shear using different FRCM types with different strengthening configuration and orientation. The results showed that the model can reasonably predict the load carrying capacity of the beams. The ratio of theoretically predicted and experimental results for the load carrying capacity ranged between 0.67 and 1.33 while average of this ratio was 1.01 with a coefficient of variation of 0.16. � 2018 Institute of Physics Publishing. All rights reserved.
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