Behavior Characteristics of Bonded Type Anchorage for CFRP Tendon


This paper examines the shear stress and displacement occurring in CFRP tendons through finite element analysis on the parameters influencing the anchoring performance to evaluate the behavioral characteristics of the bonded type anchorage for CFRP tendon. The selected parameters are the inner angle of the anchorage barrel, the friction between the barrel and filling material, and the elastic modulus of the filling material. The difference in the behavioral characteristics is examined for each parameter. In view of the analytic results, the shear stress developed in the CFRP tendon reduces with larger inner angle of the barrel and lower elastic modulus of the filling material. However, such combination provokes also the increase of the relative displacement of the CFRP tendon. Especially, slip failure may occur due to the lack of the confining force necessary for the anchorage due to the sudden loss of vertical force brought by the wedge force. The experimental results relative to barrel inner angles of 2° and 4° showed that the specimen with an angle of 2° preserved its anchoring performance up to tensile failure whereas the specimen with an angle of 4° failed in developing its maximum anchoring performance due to slip failure.

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J. Park, W. Jung, J. Kang and M. Kum, "Behavior Characteristics of Bonded Type Anchorage for CFRP Tendon," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 11, 2013, pp. 909-918. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.511111.

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