Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2761

Full Length Research Paper

Finite element analysis of the beam strengthened with prefabricated reinforced concrete plate

Alper Büyükkaragöz
Civil Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Kırıkkale University, 71451 Kırıkkale, Turkey
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 February 2010
  •  Published: 31 March 2010


Various strengthening methods were frequently carried out in the world to strengthen weaker cross section beams. In this study, one beam strengthened by bonding with a prefabricated plate which has 80 mm thickness underneath and one control beam were produced. The specimens were tested in the laboratory and a single load was applied on the middle of the beam. The results of the experiments were compared with the results obtained from the beam modelled with ANSYS finite element program. When the results of the experiments were compared with the modelled computer program, it was shown that the results of computer model gave similar results to the real behaviour.


Keywords: Beam, prefabricated plate, finite element method, ANSYS.