Abstract: As per current scenario major cities in India facing issues regarding land availabilities for construction, renovations of old structure or cost of re-construction of whole structure. In most the metro cities it is difficult to demolish and re-construct of whole old building structure. Retrofitting of existing concrete structures has become an important issue nowadays in the construction industry. Such necessity had been caused by several factors, especially when concrete is subjected to severe environmental and loading conditions. In such situations, the remedy is either to demolish the existing structure and construct a new one or to retrofit the existing structure by an appropriate strengthening methodology. It is very essential to find easy and fast alternative ways in field of retrofitting to avoid complete re-construction of building. This research paper aims at introducing new materials for strengthening or retrofitting of structure by U-shaped wrapping of Basalt fiber reinforced polymer and Aramid fiber reinforced polymer unidirectional sheets

Keywords: Retrofitting, Basalt, Aramid, Simply supported beam fiber reinforced polymer


PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2019.6804