Loading rate effect on FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour

X.Q. Li, J.F. Chen, Y. Lu, Z.J. Yang

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This paper presents a preliminary finite element study on the effects of strain rate on the FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour using the K&C concrete damage model in LS-DYNA Explicit. The developed FE model uses the first-order eight-node hexahedron 3D solid element with one integration point and a sub-millimetre mesh. Results show that the model can simulate the static FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour with good accuracy and mesh objectivity. It also shows that the loading rate has significant effects on the bond behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


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