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    Investigation of Dynamic Behavior of Concrete Slabs Reinforced with GFRP Bars and Prestressed Concrete Slabs under Impact Loading

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Sadraie, Hamid (Author) ; Khaloo, Alireza (Supervisor)
    Prestressed and reinforced concrete slabs are common structural elements that could be exposed to impact loading. Although, use of reinforced concrete slabs and utilization of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) as alternative to traditional steel reinforcement slabs are growing, but the influence of various parameters on their response under impact loads is not properly evaluated. In addition, studies on steel reinforced concrete slabs have been found in literature, but investigation of prestressed slabs and GFRP reinforced concrete slabs under impact load is limited. This study investigated the effect of rebar’s material, amount and arrangement of reinforcements, concrete strength and slab... 

    Fabrication and Investigation of Structure and Mechanical Properties of Bagasse Fibers Reinforced PP: Role of Alkalization and Calcium Carbonate Filler

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Asgharpour, Ali (Author) ; Bagheri, Reza (Supervisor)
    The consumption of plastics in the world is increasing and this is accompanied by the challenges of production from oil products and carbon footprint, waste production and environmental issues. The solutions to these challenges are material recycling and the production of biocompatible plastics. Polypropylene is a widely used polymer that is commonly used in conjunction with reinforcements such as fiberglass. Natural fibers can be substituted to increase the biocompatibility of the composite, which, despite its many advantages, presents challenges. The most important challenge is the poor adhesion of the fibers and the matrix due to the hydrophilicity of natural fibers and hydrophobicity of... 

    Experimental investigation of square RC column strengthened with near surface mounted GFRP bars subjected to axial and cyclic lateral loads

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 20, Issue 5 , 2013 , Pages 1361-1371 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Dayhim, N ; Nicknam, A ; Barkhordari, M. A ; Hosseini, A ; Mehdizad, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sharif University of Technology  2013
    This article is intended to highlight the effectiveness of longitudinal Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bars in combination with GFRP sheets on the flexural capacity of Reinforced Concrete (RC) columns. Seven half-scale RC columns including five strengthened and two control unstrengthened specimens were experimentally tested under axial and cyclic lateral loads. The strengthened columns with two different longitudinal GFRP bar ratios were tested under three different axial load levels. The flexural strength and ductility parameters of the specimens were calculated by obtaining their deformations and measuring the loads from load cells. The experimental results indicate significant... 

    Damage behavior of fiber reinforced composite plates subjected to drop weight impacts

    , Article Composites Science and Technology ; Volume 66, Issue 1 , 2006 , Pages 61-68 ; 02663538 (ISSN) Hosseinzadeh, R ; Shokrieh, M. M ; Lessard, L ; Sharif University of Technology
    Fiber reinforced materials are widely used in many industrial structures including automotive, aviation, and civil due to their lower weights compared to metal structures. Full-composite body structures, especially in automotive and aviation applications, are becoming a proper replacement for current metal ones. For this reason, damage of such structures subjected to impact is a crucial case study in current research. The typical types of damages are mainly caused during production, repair, maintenance, or by particle crashes during function, and collisions between different structures. In this paper, four different fiber reinforced composite plates are studied after being impacted by a... 

    Enhancement of bond characteristics of ribbed-surface GFRP bars with concrete by using carbon fiber mat anchorage

    , Article Construction and Building Materials ; Volume 134 , 2017 , Pages 507-519 ; 09500618 (ISSN) Ashrafi, H ; Bazli, M ; Vatani Oskouei, A. V ; Sharif University of Technology
    The bond of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement is expected to be more sensitive to the strength and geometry of the ribs than conventional steel reinforcement. In this study, the effect of carbon fiber mat anchorage on the pullout behavior of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars embedded in normal concrete is studied. The studied parameters were the compressive strength of the concrete (16 MPa, 24 MPa, and 37 MPa), and, the length and diameter of the anchorage. In total, 15 variables were studied. Ribbed GFRP bars with 10 mm nominal diameter and 80 mm embedment length, ld, (which is 8 times the bar diameter) were considered. Based on the results for concretes with the...