American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Confined High Strength Concrete Columns: An Experimental Study

Jagannathan Saravanan, K. Suguna and P. N. Raghunath

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2010.133.137

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 133-137

Abstract

Problem statement: An experimental study on GFRP confined high strength concrete columns has been carried out with a view to evaluate its performances under uni-axial compression in terms of load and deformation capacity. Approach: High strength concrete columns strengthened with different configuration and stiffness of GFRP wraps were tested under axial compression until failure. Their response evaluated at different load levels. Results: The test results clearly indicated GFRP wrapped high strength concrete columns exhibit enhances performance. Conclusion: The study concluded that the three GFRP materials attempted UDC GFRP provided the maximum benefit with respect to load and deformation.

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© 2010 Jagannathan Saravanan, K. Suguna and P. N. Raghunath. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.