Flexural and Shear Behavior of Combined Concrete and Graphite Epoxy Beams

by M. Saiidi, Univ of Nevada, Reno, United States,
F. Gordaninejad, Univ of Nevada, Reno, United States,
N. Wehbe, Univ of Nevada, Reno, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: An experimental and analytical study of six graphite composite beams are presented. Four of the beams incorporated a reinforced concrete slab. The composite action and the effect of concrete strength were studied. The results showed that it may be feasible to use this type of beams in bridge engineering.

Subject Headings: Composite beams | Minerals | Concrete beams | Concrete bridges | Fiber reinforced concrete | Shear stress | Epoxy

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