Fiber-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites have been increasingly adopted as externally bonded reinforcement (EBR) of existing concrete and masonry members. Being debonding at the matrix-fiber interface one of the most frequent failure mechanisms of externally bonded FRCM, the matrix-fiber bond behavior represents a fundamental aspect for the effectiveness of the external reinforcement. A cohesive material law (CML) that describes the interface where debonding occurs can be used to model the bond behavior observed. In this paper, a rigid-trilinear CML is used to solve the differential equation that governs the bond problem at the matrix-fiber interface of an FRCM composite. The CML adopted has peculiar characteristics that entail for a finite length of the bond stress transfer zone (BSTZ). Furthermore, it allows for a simple and accurate analytical solution of the bond problem. The analytical solution obtained is compared with the results of an experimental campaign comprising single-lap direct shear tests of a polyparaphenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO) FRCM composite specifically designed for masonry substrates. Different calibrations of the rigid-trilinear CML are proposed, also considering the matrix-fiber free end slip.

Calibration of a Rigid-Trilinear Cohesive Material Law to Describe the Matrix-Fiber Bond Behavior in FRCM Composites

Bertolli V.;D'antino T.
2022

Abstract

Fiber-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites have been increasingly adopted as externally bonded reinforcement (EBR) of existing concrete and masonry members. Being debonding at the matrix-fiber interface one of the most frequent failure mechanisms of externally bonded FRCM, the matrix-fiber bond behavior represents a fundamental aspect for the effectiveness of the external reinforcement. A cohesive material law (CML) that describes the interface where debonding occurs can be used to model the bond behavior observed. In this paper, a rigid-trilinear CML is used to solve the differential equation that governs the bond problem at the matrix-fiber interface of an FRCM composite. The CML adopted has peculiar characteristics that entail for a finite length of the bond stress transfer zone (BSTZ). Furthermore, it allows for a simple and accurate analytical solution of the bond problem. The analytical solution obtained is compared with the results of an experimental campaign comprising single-lap direct shear tests of a polyparaphenylene benzobisoxazole (PBO) FRCM composite specifically designed for masonry substrates. Different calibrations of the rigid-trilinear CML are proposed, also considering the matrix-fiber free end slip.
Key Engineering Materials
978-3-0364-1049-4
Analytical solution
Bond
CML
Direct shear tests
FRCM
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