Chapter 1 discusses an overview of FRP products, evolution of FRP reinforcement, various types fibers used for FRP reinforcement.
Glass fibers are discussed in detail since the present research work concentrates on GFRP.
Various types of glass fibers and forms with its behavior under load and also its physical and mechanical properties are discussed.
Need for the research in the area of FRP reinforcement also included in this chapter.
Chapter 2 reviews thorough literature on FRP as reinforcement and its application in the area of RC columns.
Literature on different types of FRP reinforcement such as AFRP, CFRP and GFRP are also discussed. Literature review to the latest possible extent was briefed in this chapter.
At the end of this chapter, objectives of the present research work are given.
Chapter 3 gives detailed description about experimental investigations conducted for the present research work.
The properties of various constituents of high performance concrete are given in terms of tables and detailed methodology is also given. Mix design is included in this chapter.
Results on compressive strength of design mix and optimum percentage of mineral admixture also given.
Geometry and reinforcement details of HPC columns and testing procedure with respective photos are given in this
chapter. Detailed discussion on experimental results of GFRP and Steel reinforced columns on various parameters considered for the present study is done.
In addition, comparison of experimental results of GFRP and steel reinforced columns also included in this chapter.
Chapter 4 discusses the concept of Finite Element Modeling and methodology adopted for the present research work, which includes the description of model, elements and Newton Raphson procedure.
Detailed discussion on analytical results of GFRP and Steel reinforced columns on various parameters
considered for the present study is done.
Chapter 5 discusses comparison of experimental and analytical results of GFRP and Steel reinforced columns in detail.
Chapter 6 summarize the present research work and discusses on important conclusions arrived.