Project Details


This project addresses deficiencies in our fundamental understanding of how continuous reinforced concrete (RC) structures actually behave when they have been strengthened using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials. Presently, we ignore any plasticity in such systems altogether, but this is potentially financially disastrous, overly conservative or, even worse, unsafe when considering how to best prolong the lifetime of existing RC structures. This proposal will deliver urgent structural-mechanics-based insight into how we might exploit redistribution of bending moments in FRP-strengthened continuous concrete structures such that our strengthening schemes are cost effective, safe and reliant on sound principles.
Effective start/end date9/05/138/05/16


  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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  • Research Output

    • 3 Conference contribution
    • 2 Article
    • 1 Paper

    Prediction of capacity for moment redistribution in FRP-strengthened continuous RC T-beams

    Tajaddini, A., Ibell, T., Darby, A., Evernden, M. & Silva, P., 28 Feb 2017, In : ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction. 21, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., 04016066.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    162 Downloads (Pure)

    Quantifying moment redistribution in FRP-strengthened RC beams

    Tajaddini, A., Ibell, T., Darby, A., Evernden, M. & Silva, P., 1 Nov 2016, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 169, 11, p. 853-862 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    78 Downloads (Pure)

    Experimental study of moment redistribution in reinforced concrete slabs strengthened with CFRP sheets

    Tajaddini, A., Ibell, T., Darby, A. & Evernden, M., Sep 2015, Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Constructions, 2015. p. 116-121 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution