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dc.contributor.advisorZerbe, Hikmaten_US
dc.contributor.authorNakad, Ibrahimen_US
dc.contributor.authorFares, Georgioen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 78-80).en_US
dc.description.abstractPlastic hinge investigations have been of great interest for structural engineers and researchers for years. The plastic deformation occurs in a small zone after the yielding of the bar in flexural members. Therefore, protecting this potential plastic hinge region in an economical and effective way is a very challenging topic. Knowing that CFRP is one of the lightest, strongest and easiest materials for site applications, an investigation about the confining effect of CFRP wraps on potential plastic hinge zone using different wrapping configurations was conducted. This work was based on the study of 5 reinforced concrete T- beams to account for slab interaction, one of them was designed based on the latest seismic provisions recommended by ACI, the other 4 were designed based on gravity loads without any additional confining reinforcement representative of the existing typical buildings; one of the four beams was taken as a reference and the other three were wrapped with CFRP using different wrapping configurations. Results have shown the competency of all wrapping formations of CFRP in relocating the plastic hinge away from the potential plastic hinge zone.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ibrahim Nakad, Georgio Faresen_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 80 p. : ill., tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subject.lcshReinforced concrete construction--Testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshFiber reinforced plastics--Testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Balamand--Dissertationsen_US
dc.titleSeismic retrofit of R/C beams by wrapping potential plastic hinge zones with CFRPen_US
dc.contributor.corporateUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Civil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMS in Civil Engineeringen_US
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