American Society of Civil Engineers

Local Bond-Slip Relationship for FRP Reinforcement in Concrete

by Francesco Focacci, (Postdoctoral Res., Dipartimento di Costruzione dell’Architettura, Istituto Univ. di Architettura di Venezia, Campo Tolentini, 191, 30135 Venice Italy), Antonio Nanni, F.ASCE, (V&M Jones Prof. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Missouri–Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409), and Charles E. Bakis, (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Engrg. Sci. and Mech., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA 16802)

Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 4, No. 1, February 2000, pp. 24-31, (doi:

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to define a rigorous numerical method to calibrate parameters of a given local bond-slip relationship using experimental results of pullout tests, taking into account the distribution of the slip and bond shear stress throughout the bar. The proposed method involves finding parameters of a given bond-slip relationship, such that results of pullout tests can be predicted in terms of applied pullout force and consequent slip at the loaded end and slip at the free end. The method is applied to some experimental data, and the results are discussed. For the application of the proposed method, two analytical expressions of the bond-slip relationship are selected, even though it could be applied to any analytical expression. An example of determination of anchorage length starting from the knowledge of the local bond-slip relationship is given.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Fiber reinforced plastics
Reinforced concrete