Axial Behavior of Corroded CHST Members Confined with AFRP Sheets
Nabajyoti Modak1, S. Sivasankar2 

1Nabajyoti Modak, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Anand Institute of Higher Technology, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. S. Sivasankar, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, CMR Technical Campus, Hyderabad, (Telangana), India.

Manuscript received on 17 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 5791-5798 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1822078219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1822.078219
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Abstract: Strengthening of structural members is a mechanism of promoting structures to upgrade its attainment under existing loads or to boost the fortitude of structural members to carry further loads. Any frailty at the time of designing or any other construction errors may lead to the cause of structural deterioration causing failures of the structural members. This paper presents an experimental study on the behavior of corroded Circular Hollow Steel Tubular (CHST) members strengthened with Aramid Fiber Reinforced Polymer (AFRP) composites. In this field, the experimental investigation is narrowed up to the usage of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) and Carbon Fiber Reinforced polymer (CFRP) and also in the application procedure i.e., the wrapping scheme. Prime advantages of AFRP over steel members are low weight, highly durable, corrosion resistance and easy applicability. The workability and the consonance of AFRP were studied in this paper to evaluate the confinement of AFRP in the strengthening effect of CHST members. The main deprivation of AFRP is the cost alone. So, in this experimental process, instead of going full wrapping, a special technique of spiral wrapping was adopted to get the closed confinement of AFRP. Totally twelve specimens were casted and tested to execute the experimental work including both control and wrapped specimens by controlling different parameters up to the failure mode. The experimental results uttered the increment in the load carrying capacity of the wrapped specimens. The involvement of AFRP in the better confinement was observed in the experimental results with the increase in the number of layers of AFRP strips. From the series of experiments, the results which were collected were compared with the control sample to determine the variation and then the axial stress-strain curve and load deflection curve were studied. It was also observed that, the local buckling was getting delayed with the increase in the number of layers of AFRP strips.
Index Terms: CHST Columns, AFRP Fabric, Retrofitting, External Wrapping, Axial Compression, Local Buckling

Scope of the Article: Structural Engineering