An Experimental Study on Shrinkage Strains of Normal- and High-Strength Concrete-Filled FRP Tubes

Thomas Vincent, Togay Ozbakkaloglu

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    Abstract

    It is now well established that concrete-filled fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) tubes (CFFTs) are an attractive construction technique for new columns, however studies examining concrete shrinkage in CFFTs remain limited. Concrete shrinkage may pose a concern for CFFTs, as in these members the curing of concrete takes place inside the FRP tube. This paper reports the findings from an experimental study on concrete shrinkage strain measurements for CFFTs manufactured with normal- and high-strength concrete (NSC and HSC). A total of 6 aramid FRP (AFRP)-confined concrete specimens with circular cross-sections were manufactured, with 3 specimens each manufactured using NSC and HSC. The specimens were instrumented with surface and embedded strain gauges to monitor shrinkage development of exposed concrete and concrete sealed inside the CFFTs, respectively. All specimens were cylinders with a 152 mm diameter and 305 mm height, and their unconfined concrete strengths were 44.8 or 83.2 MPa. Analysis of the shrinkage measurements from concrete sealed inside the CFFTs revealed that embedment depth and concrete compressive strength only had minor influences on recorded shrinkage strains. However, an analysis of shrinkage measurements from the exposed concrete surface revealed that higher amounts of shrinkage can occur in HSC. Finally, it was observed that shrinkage strains are significantly higher for concrete exposed at the surface compared to concrete sealed inside the CFFTs.

    Original languageEnglish
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    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017
    EventThe International Conference on Materials Engineering and Composite Materials (ICMECM2017) -
    Duration: 14 Jul 2017 → …

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    ConferenceThe International Conference on Materials Engineering and Composite Materials (ICMECM2017)
    Period14/07/17 → …

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    Vincent, T., & Ozbakkaloglu, T. (2017). An Experimental Study on Shrinkage Strains of Normal- and High-Strength Concrete-Filled FRP Tubes. Paper presented at The International Conference on Materials Engineering and Composite Materials (ICMECM2017), . https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/230/1/012007