Analysis of the Crack Propagation Process in Concrete Beams Reinforced with BFRP Bars Using Digital Image Correlation Method

Marek Urbański , Andrzej Łapko , Karol Suprynowicz


Application of the DIC (Digital Image Correlation) method for the analysis of crack initiation and propagation in RC beams reinforced by BFRP bars (Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer) is presented in the paper. Two dimensional, single camera DIC system was used to observe strain and crack distribution in such RC beams loaded using four point bending setup. BFRP bars have arose as an alternative to steel bars for RC (Reinforcement Concrete) members in aggressive environments. The low modulus of elasticity of BFRP bars lead on to large crack widths and, as a result, the design of BFRP Reinforced Concrete beams is often governed by SLS (Serviceability Limit State) criterion. Due to this it is necessary to explore specific crack propagation in concrete beams. Process of such beams degradation can be identified by comparison of strains and displacements obtained by DIC method, with the database of experiment results.
Author Marek Urbański (FCE / ICE)
Marek Urbański,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Andrzej Łapko - [Bialystok University of Technology (PB)]
Andrzej Łapko,,
- Politechnika Białostocka
, Karol Suprynowicz (FPAE / IAAM)
Karol Suprynowicz,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
Journal seriesSolid State Phenomena, ISSN 1012-0394, e-ISSN 1662-9779
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference26th Symposium on Experimental Mechanics of Solids, 22-10-2014 - 25-10-2014, Jachranka, Polska
Keywords in Polishbeton zbrojony
Keywords in English BFRP, Cracks, DIC Method, Reinforced Concrete
ASJC Classification3104 Condensed Matter Physics; 2500 General Materials Science; 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Project[245084 POLON] Innovative hybrid FRP rebar for construction infrastructure with enhanced durability. Project leader: Garbacz Andrzej, , Phone: 22 234 6489, start date 01-10-2015, end date 30-09-2018, PBS3/A2/20/2015, Completed
WIL Projects financed by NCRD [Projekty finansowane przez NCBiR (NCBR)]
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 11-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 11-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.477
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