Behavior of polymer concrete beam/pile confined with CFRP sleeves

Vahid Toufigh, Vahab Toufigh, Hamid Saadatmanesh, Saeed Ahmari, Ehsan Kabiri

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This research investigates the flexural behavior of a polymer concrete beam/pile encased with carbon fiber sleeve. The mechanical properties of carbon fiber sleeves in tension and cement and polymer concrete in compression were determined. Polymer concrete beams were tested in flexure to determine the bending moment capacity. Then, the test results were compared to the theoretical model results. Finally, a parametric study was conducted to determine the influence of beam/pile parameters on the capacity of the element. Based on the investigation, carbon fiber sleeve filled with polymer concrete exhibits outstanding structural performance including ductility and bending capacity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-340
Number of pages8
JournalMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 16 2019


  • Polymer concrete
  • beam/pile
  • ductility
  • experimental study
  • fiber-reinforced polymer
  • flexural strength
  • load–displacement behavior
  • parametric study
  • structural performance
  • theoretical model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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