GFRP bars are often used for the internal reinforcement of concrete bridge deck slabs as an alternative to traditional steel reinforcements with excellent results in terms of corrosion resistance. Several experiments on bridge decks were conducted to evaluate their structural behaviour but their fatigue performance still needs an adequate experimental investigation. This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign on four full scale concrete bridge deck specimens reinforced with GFRP bars that were designed, constructed and tested to resist cyclic moving loads. Two hydraulic jacks were used to simulate moving concentrated loads. After the cycles, the load was increased to the static failure. The slabs reinforced with GFRP bars showed a better fatigue performance compared to the requests of the European codes.

Fatigue behaviour of concrete bridge deck slabs reinforced with GFRP bars

CARVELLI, VALTER;PISANI, MARCO ANDREA;POGGI, CARLO
2010-01-01

Abstract

GFRP bars are often used for the internal reinforcement of concrete bridge deck slabs as an alternative to traditional steel reinforcements with excellent results in terms of corrosion resistance. Several experiments on bridge decks were conducted to evaluate their structural behaviour but their fatigue performance still needs an adequate experimental investigation. This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign on four full scale concrete bridge deck specimens reinforced with GFRP bars that were designed, constructed and tested to resist cyclic moving loads. Two hydraulic jacks were used to simulate moving concentrated loads. After the cycles, the load was increased to the static failure. The slabs reinforced with GFRP bars showed a better fatigue performance compared to the requests of the European codes.
2010
Glass fibres, Fatigue, Strength, Mechanical testing
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