Rehabilitation of reinforced concrete beams by the use of bonded steel plates

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Strengthening existing concrete members using externally bonded steel plates (BSP) is an effective method o f enhancing both serviceability and ultimate strength o f concrete members. In recent years, several BSP field applications, for both building and bridges, have been reported in many countries. In addition, extensive experimental and theoretical investigations o f the factors influencing the structural performance o f epoxy bonded plated concrete beams have been reported by many researchers. This paper presents a review o f the previous research on the structural behavior o f composite steel plated concrete beams. An overview o f the effectiveness o f the bonded plate on the serviceability, strength and mode o f failure o f strengthened reinforced concrete beams is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHybrid and Composite Structures
EditorsBahram M. Shahrooz, Gajanan M. Sabnis
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780870316739
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventHybrid and Composite Structures - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Nov 5 1995Nov 10 1995

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


ConferenceHybrid and Composite Structures


  • Adhesives
  • Plates
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Serviceability
  • Strength
  • Ultimate strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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