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Title: Effect of shear span-to-depth ratio on shear strengthening of beams with CFRP
Authors: Khalil, Bilal
Advisors: Khalil, Nariman 
Keywords: Shear strength, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites, - Shear Span-to-Depth (a/d) ratio
Issue Date: 2024
This research investigates the often-neglected area of enhancing the shear strength of
reinforced concrete beams with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites,
specifically focusing on the impact of the Shear Span-to-Depth (a/d) ratio. Shear capacity is a
crucial factor in structural design, and the use of CFRP composites provides a promising
solution for its improvement. However, there is still a research gap in optimizing the
effectiveness of CFRP, particularly when it comes to the a/d ratio.
To achieve this, an experimental program was executed which involved testing two concrete
beams with varying a/d ratio as part of a comprehensive research plan. The CFRP rods were bonded externally to the shear critical regions of the beams to assess their effectiveness in
improving shear capacity.
The study examined the impact of varying Shear Span-to-Depth ratios on reinforced concrete
beams. a/d ratio of four performed best, emphasizing its significance in optimizing real-world
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-41)
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Type: Thesis
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