Engineering software development for strengthening concrete structures using fiber-reinforced polymers


Journal of Structural Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Online), vol.6, no.2, pp.157-166, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


In this study, engineering software for the calculations of the strengthening applications of reinforced concrete (RC) load-bearing elements with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite materials is developed. This software is developed to increase the axial compression strength and ductility capacity of columns and improve the shear capacity of beams using FRP material according to provisions of the Turkısh Building Earthquake Code 2018 (TBEC-2018). In addition, this software offers designers the opportunity to perform calculations to increase the bending moment capacity of beams using FRP composite material, according to the American Concrete Institute 440-2R.17 (ACI 440-2R.17). Algorithms to be used to increase the capacities of RC load-bearing elements with FRP composite materials are formed according to the provisions of the mentioned codes. Then, computer and web-based engineering software with different coding languages are developed depending on these algorithms.