Bond Performances of SRG Composites: Experimental and Numerical Investigation

Ombres L., Verre S.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.2020-2030 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_174
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2020-2030
  • Keywords: Numerical model, SRG, Direct shear test/bond, Concrete joints
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The Steel Reinforced Grout (SRG) composite system represents a newly developed promising technique for strengthening existing reinforced concrete and masonry structures. The SRG composite was comprised of steel fiber strips embedded within two layers of inorganic matrix. Nevertheless, the matrix is responsible for the stress-transfer in composites. The experimental results present in literature show a slippage of the fibers and fracture of the external matrix layer at the fiber-matrix interface. This is a critical phenomenon in structural strengthening applications.