American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Finite-Element Numerical Simulation of the Bending Performance of Post-Tensioned Structural Glass Beams with Adhesively Bonded CFRP Tendons

Chiara Bedon and Christian Louter

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.680.691

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 680-691


In this study, a Finite-Element (FE) numerical investigation is carried out on laminated glass beams with Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) adhesively bonded post-tensioning tendons. Taking advantage of past four-point bending experimental test results available in literature, a refined full 3D FE numerical model is calibrated and validated. A key role is given to a multitude of aspects, including the implementation of damage models for materials as well as the appropriate mechanical interaction between the beam components, in order to properly reproduce the expected effects of post-tensioning as well as the overall bending behavior for the examined structural typology.


© 2016 Chiara Bedon and Christian Louter. 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.