Assessment of Compression strength of Concrete Columns Confined with Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymer
Columns are the main load bearing element of a structure. Therefore, columns have an important function in many structures and can be vulnerable to exceptional loads. As structures age, the columns often have a lack of transverse reinforcement, which is unable to provide sufficient confinement to the concrete core or to prevent buckling of the longitudinal reinforcement which causes premature strength degradation of the column. The primary objectives of this research are to investigate the behaviour of axially loaded concrete columns confined with an obscure material in civil engineer for strengthening, basalt fibre reinforced polymer jacket (BFRP). This paper presents a test program that was done on concrete blocks confined with basalt fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) and examination of its compression strength. The test results show that the strength enhancement of the concrete blocks consists of more ductile behaviour.