Design and Testing of Innovative Precast Concrete I-Beams using FRP Reinforcement and Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

This research addresses the feasibility of using FRP reinforcement in concrete beams taking into consideration the effect of fiber dosage and prestressing level in order to enhance the structural performance, time efficiency and optimised-cost. Full-scale precast concrete I-beams will be tested as simple beams to determine their flexural and shear capacity. The test parameters include the beam configuration, fiber dosage, prestressing level, longitudinal reinforcement ratio, type of reinforcement (Glass, Carbon and Basalt FRP with and without pre-stressing) and type of concrete (light-and normal-weight concrete; fiber-reinforced concrete; ultra high-performance concrete). The experimental results will be the concrete strain, bar strain, crack width, curvature, and mid-span deflection. The mode of failure will be monitored throughout the load history. These results will be assessed with the available recommendations on the North-America’s codes and guidelines (ACI 440.1R-15 and CSA S806-12). TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Brahim Benmokrane


Ahmed Mohamed


Sym-Tech Inc.


Engineering - civil






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