2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference
Dr. Shehab Mehany
Dr. Hamdy M. Mohamed, University of Sherbrooke
This paper reports on a study on the behavior and shear strength of full-scale concrete beams reinforced with longitudinal basalt FRP bars. The beams, which measured 3,000 mm in length by 200 mm x 400 mm cross-section, were tested under four-point bending. The test parameters included the longitudinal reinforcement ratio and the modulus of elasticity of the reinforcing bars. Steel, basalt-FRP, and glass-FRP bars were used in the experimental program. The experimental results were compared to current codes and design guidelines as well as to recently developed shear design equations appearing in the literature. The comparison indicates that the shear capacity of basalt FRP-reinforced concrete members may be determined with the approaches developed in codes and standards.