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Impact of Adhesive Layer Thickness on the Behavior of Reinforcing Thin-Walled Sigma-Type Steel Beams with CFRP Tapes


[ 1 ] Instytut Budownictwa, Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej i Transportu, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[2.6] Civil engineering and transport

Year of publication


Published in


Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 15 | Journal number: iss. 3

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • adhesive connection
  • cold-formed steel beam
  • reinforcement method
  • composite tapes

EN This paper presents selected issues related to the reinforcement of steel element cold-formed with CFRP tapes. The first section of the paper is a review of source literature and a presentation of the basic information on cold-formed thin-walled steel elements and CFRP composite materials, stressing the advantages and disadvantages of using them to reinforce steel structures. Next, the authors present original research on reinforcing bent thin-walled sigma-type steel beams using adhesive CFRP tapes. Reference beams with a cross-section of Σ200 × 70 × 2 and a length of 3 m, reinforced with CFRP tape, were tested in the four-point bending scheme. Then, the paper discusses a developed numerical model that is consistent with the subject matter of the laboratory tests. The developed numerical model was prepared to represent the failure of the connection between the beam and the composite tape. This was followed by a number of numerical analyses in order to determine the optimum adhesive layer that would allow us to achieve the maximum reduction of the displacements and strains in bent thin-walled sigma-type beams. Three thicknesses of the SikaDur adhesive layer were analyzed in the study. Based on the analyzes, it was found that the increase in the thickness of the adhesive layer slightly reduced the strain and displacement in the beams, but caused a significant decrease in the load value, at which damage appeared in the glued joint.

Date of online publication


Pages (from - to)

1250-1 - 1250-12





Article Number: 1250

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

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Impact Factor

3.623 [List 2020]

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