CFRP-confined expansive crumb rubber concrete

R. Hassanli, O. Youssf, T. Vincent, J. E. Mills, A. Manalo, R. Gravina

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The behaviour of carbon fibre-reinforced (CFRP)-confined expansive rubberized concrete was examined in this research by experimental testing of 9 rubberized concrete-filled fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) tube (CFFT) columns under axial compression. The effect of rubber content was examined by manufacturing test specimens with 0%, 20%, and 40% volume replacement of sand in the concrete mix designs. The influence of CFRP confinement condition was also examined with specimens prepared with either 1 or 2 layers of CFRP plus confining plates attached to specimen ends during curing. All specimens were cylinders with 100 mm diameter and 200 mm height and confined by CFRP. Axial and lateral strains were monitored during concrete curing, as lateral pre-stress developed in the FRP shell, plus during the application of axial compression. Pre-stress development over the initial 2-3 days of curing has been reported and axial stress-strain curves during compression have been provided. The results of this study indicate the addition of crumb rubber to pre-stressed CFFTs results in a noticeable loss in the columns' axial stiffness and strength. However, the pre-stress development during the curing stage for the expansive mixes were found to be considerably higher in rubberized concrete specimens compared to the conventional concrete specimens, indicating that expansive agent is more effective in rubberized concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPFIS 2019 Proceedings - 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures
EditorsScott T. Smith, Tao Yu, Dilum Fernando, Zhenyu Wang
PublisherAPFIS Conference Series
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780648752899
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, APFIS 2019 - Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201913 Dec 2019


Conference7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, APFIS 2019
CitySurfers Paradise, Gold Coast

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  • Concrete-filled FRP tubes
  • Confined concrete
  • Expansive agent
  • Pre-stressed FRP
  • Rubberized concrete


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