Compression Behaviour of Concrete Cylinder with Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Confinement

  • Norsalwa Aisyah Senu Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Ruqayyah Ismail Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Norlizan Wahid Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Hazrina Ahmad Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Fariz Aswan Ahmad Zakwan Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Kampus Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Abstract

Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) confinement has always been one of the strengthening methods available for a vulnerable concrete column. This paper presents the compressive behaviour of nine circular concrete cylinders with CFRP confinement. Three different specimen conditions considered; full CFRP confinement, partial CFRP confinement and unconfined (control specimen). Nine concrete cylinders with 100 mm x 200 mm were tested under compression load.  It is discovered that full and partial CFRP confinement had improved concrete cylinder ultimate load capacity by 300% and 150% respectively when compared to the unconfined concrete cylinder. With 150% strength enhancement achieved by partial CFRP confined specimen, it is proven that partial CFRP confinement does provide sufficient confinement in enhancing concrete column strength as full CFRP confinement. This finding has led to remarkable discoveries which with lesser CFRP used the functionality of CFRP as strengthening material can still be utilized. Therefore, could contribute significant input to the construction industry in using lesser CFRP for more sustainable material approach.

Published
2021-02-28
How to Cite
SENU, Norsalwa Aisyah et al. Compression Behaviour of Concrete Cylinder with Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Confinement. Scientific Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, p. 27-41, feb. 2021. ISSN 2289-649X. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/SRJ/article/view/11394>. Date accessed: 25 june 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/srj.v18i1.11394.