Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology
Volume (4), Issue (1), Year (30 June 2016), Pages (57-67)
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Experimental study of the flexural behavior of repaired reinforced concrete two way slabs with epoxy injection study in this paper. Eleven simply supported reinforced concrete slabs are used, five of which are made with (NSC), four with (HSC) and two with (LWC). The slabs is repair by used epoxy injection method. The aim of repair method is to increase or at last restore flexural strength of these slabs and to monitor their post-repair load-deflection behavior. Investigate the behavior of reinforced concrete two way slabs with different concrete compressive strength before and after repaired with epoxy injection is studied. Also, the efficiency of repaired after loading to the different level between (100%-66%) of the ultimate load obtained for control slab is investigated. The experimental results of repaired two way slabs indicate that; the repair method used is successful to restore or increase the capacity of slabs; the lower-strength slabs is higher increase in capacity compered with other slabs; after retesting the crack repaired do not reopen, instead, new nearby cracks are developed. In repaired slabs the the structural behavior is similar to that of original slabs, however, a lower stiffness and greater ductility are observed.
Keywords: LWC, light weight concrete, NWC, normal strength concrete, HSC, high strength concrete, w/c water to cement ratio.