Paper Title
Increasing Bond Strength by Confining Concrete Beams with CFRP Composites

This research studies the behavior of steel Reinforced Concert (RC) beams that are subjected to bond deterioration due to corrosion of steel bars, and to investigate the effectiveness of utilizing Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Polymer (CFRP) in increasing the bond strength in order avoid a bond failure. Corrosion is the primary limit state in steel Reinforced Concrete beams in severe environments. Corrosion of steel bars causes a decrease in steel bar section, loss of bond, and delamination of concrete cover. The bond between the steel reinforcement and the surrounding concrete is extremely important to ensure a stress transfer between concrete and reinforcing bars. The author concludes that confining of concrete beams will increase the bond between the steel rebars and the surrounding concrete.