Various methods to enhance the performance of circular reinforced concrete column have been widely investigated. However, most researches used internal strengthening method such as intensifying steel reinforcement. Others utilized carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), glass fiber and aramid to retrofit either reinforcement or concrete surface. Few studies incorporated steel to cover concrete surface but neglecting clamp pressure between steel and concrete surface. This study proposes a steel sheet strap strengthening method by initial clamping stress on steel sheets as an external confining technique through experimental works and in-depth numerical analysis. The experimental investigation includes nine steel sheet strengthened reinforced concrete specimens of 20 MPa subjected to axial concentric and axial eccentric. Retrofitting devices will be fabricated from BJ37 steel. Steel sheet straps in each specimen will be subjected to varying initial clamp pressure by fastening bolts. Applied load, lateral displacement and vertical and horizontal deformation will be measured by the instrumentation. Experimental works will observe failure mode, force displacement, stress and ductility. Section analysis based on experimental results will define compatibility equations for numerical stage. Strengthening model from experimental stage will also be analyzed in numerical study with inhouse software 3DNLFEA. F-D curve and moment-curvature loading behavior and ductility will be obtained from numerical analysis. It is believed that the proposed strengthening mechanism with its geometrical and stress variations could enhance the section, member and structural ductility of circular reinforced column against vertical and lateral load. Furthermore, the developed analytical model could well predict the behavior of the proposed clamp mechanism for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012002
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event5th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation, ICEEDM 2022 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Sept 202229 Sept 2022


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