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Behaviour of rehabilitated RC beams with self-compacting concrete jacketing – Analytical model and test results

Chalioris, Constantin E.; Thermou, Georgia E.; Pantazopoulou, Stavroula J.


Constantin E. Chalioris

Georgia E. Thermou

Stavroula J. Pantazopoulou



The use of thin reinforced self-compacting concrete jackets as a method to repair and strengthen under-designed flexural concrete members is investigated by means of experimental and analytical studies. The experimental component comprises 20 beam tests that were designed to fail mostly in shear either prior to, or immediately after flexural yielding with no ductility. After initial loading to near failure, specimens were repaired with three-sided jackets having the minimum thickness required in order to provide adequate bar cover and were subsequently retested to demonstrate the strength and ductility enhancement that could be attained through the intervention. The experimental results are correlated through member analysis considering the interfacial force transfer and relative slip occurring along the contact surface between new and existing concrete. The efficacy of the repair procedure and the important parameters controlling the post-repair response are highlighted through consistent evaluation of the confining action exerted by the jacket on the encased core using equilibrium of forces and a frictional model. It is shown that with proper anchorage, the repaired members approach the strength, ductility, deformation capacity and model of failure of the ideal monolithic member having identical reinforcement details.


Chalioris, C. E., Thermou, G. E., & Pantazopoulou, S. J. (2014). Behaviour of rehabilitated RC beams with self-compacting concrete jacketing – Analytical model and test results. Construction and Building Materials, 55, 257-273.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 8, 2014
Online Publication Date Feb 11, 2014
Publication Date Mar 31, 2014
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 22, 2019
Journal Construction and Building Materials
Print ISSN 0950-0618
Electronic ISSN 1879-0526
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Pages 257-273
Keywords Reinforced concrete beams; Self-compacting concrete jackets; Repair; Retrofit; Flexural strengthening; Upgrading of shear strength; Interface; Shear transfer; Friction; Slip
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