Square and rectangular concrete columns confined by CFRP: Experimental and numerical investigation

  • G. Monti
  • N. Nistico


The results of an experimental and theoretical investigation into the deformation behavior of CFRP-confined square and rectangular concrete columns under axial loads are presented. Three types of columns are considered: unwrapped; fully wrapped; and fully wrapped, with L-slaped steel angles placed at the corners. A mechanical deformation model for them is proposed, which is based on a nonuniform distribution of the stresses caused by the confining device. The results given by the model are in a good agreement with the experimental results obtained.


FRP confinement rectangular section experimental investigation modeling failure criterion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Monti
    • 1
  • N. Nistico
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Structural Engineering and Geotechnics“Sapienza” University of RomaRomaItaly

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