Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

Precast underground concrete chambers reinforced with steel bars are used frequently in construction and electrical industry for housing power cables and transformers. In Quebec, more than 30,000 of these chambers have been installed by Hydro-Quebec during the last 30 years. However, like other conventionally reinforced concrete structures, corrosion of steel reinforcement constitutes the major cause of chambers deterioration, leading to costly repairs and rehabilitation as well as a significant reduction in service life. This paper presents experimental data on the fatigue and static behavior of full-scale underground concrete chamber reinforced totally with glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars. The chamber measure 2,300 mm in width by 3,800 mm in length and the walls are 2,800 mm high. The chamber was tested under fatigue loading up to one million cycles then test under static load to simulate the traffic load on the manhole. The experimental results were reported in terms of strain and deformation behavior.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

STR-824: FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF CONCRETE UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS REINFORCED WITH GFRP BARS

London

Precast underground concrete chambers reinforced with steel bars are used frequently in construction and electrical industry for housing power cables and transformers. In Quebec, more than 30,000 of these chambers have been installed by Hydro-Quebec during the last 30 years. However, like other conventionally reinforced concrete structures, corrosion of steel reinforcement constitutes the major cause of chambers deterioration, leading to costly repairs and rehabilitation as well as a significant reduction in service life. This paper presents experimental data on the fatigue and static behavior of full-scale underground concrete chamber reinforced totally with glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars. The chamber measure 2,300 mm in width by 3,800 mm in length and the walls are 2,800 mm high. The chamber was tested under fatigue loading up to one million cycles then test under static load to simulate the traffic load on the manhole. The experimental results were reported in terms of strain and deformation behavior.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Structural/14