MUTHANNA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (MJET)
Sarmad Sh. Abdulqadera, Ragheed F. makkib and Mohanad W. Mousac *
a Assistant Professor, Building and Construction Engineering Department, University of Technology.
b Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa.
c Postgraduate Student at Building and Construction Engineering Department, University of Technology
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This paper presents an experimental study of structural behavior of self-compacting reinforced concrete beams strengthened in shear by inclined CFRP strips. The experimental work consists of casting and testing of nine simply supported reinforced concrete beams. In this study, three parameters were considered, the configuration of CFRP sheets wrapping system, i.e two sides and U-shape, effect of horizontal strap of CFRP strips and CFRP strengthening area. The results showed that the presence of the horizontal strap of CFRP strips on the inclined strips increases the shear strength and the ultimate carrying load capacity by 8 to 15% and 7 to 10%, respectively in compare with the wrapping system of the CFRP strips.