Flexural behaviour of strengthened prestressed hollow-core slabs with bonded and unbonded prestressed carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) plates under various prestress levels…

…with bonded and unbonded prestressed carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) plates. The overall objective of this project is to enhance the strengthening efficiency of prestressed hollow-core slabs (PHCS) by using prestressed CFRP plates. More specifically, this project aims to investigate the behavior of the PHCS elements strengthened with prestressed CFRP plates. The application of the innovative patented anchor system developed at the University of Waterloo offers a good platform to facilitate the strengthening process in an efficient and cost effect way. The proposed research is expected to tackle problems of wide implication yet rarely addressed in the PHCS strengthening domain by introducing a site applicable strengthening technique for existing and in-service concrete structures.

Faculty Supervisor:

Adil Al-Mayah


Amr Abdel Havez


Fritz-Alder Precast Services


Engineering - civil


Construction and infrastructure


University of Waterloo



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