Nonlinear Behavior of Steel-Concrete Composite Beams Curved in Plane with CFRP Strips Bonding


This paper deals with the behavior of structural steel-concrete composite beamscurved in plane. The analytical investigation included the use of three dimensionalnonlinear finite elements to model the performance of the composite beamsstrengthened with CFRP strips by using (ANSYS 11.0) computer program. Thenumerical results showed very good agreement with the experimental results reachto 100% before the strengthening, while the increase in strength after the curvedstrengthened with CFRP strips 32% for the curve beam with L/R equal to 0.05 and48% for the curve beam with L/R equal to 0.10 and 53% for the curve beam withL/R equal to 0.25.