Design-oriented modeling of circular FRP-wrapped concrete columns after sustained axial compression

Hui Liu, Ming hua He, Jia Guo, Yong jiu Shi, Zhao xin Hou, Lu lu Liu

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Fiber-reinforced plastic-wrapped concrete columns (FRP-C) have been extensively used in building structures and transportation infrastructures around the world during the past two decades. These members are actually subjected to a long-term sustained axial compression before they experience the designated ultimate loading. However, little attention has been given to the performance of FRP-C after sustained axial compression compared with that of its short-term instant performance. This study aims to establish a design-oriented numerical model for the long-term deformation of circular FRP-C after sustained load. A modified constitutive model of FRP-wrapped concrete is proposed for numerical analysis of FRP-C considering two dominant effects of sustained axially compressive loading. Numerical verifications against existing tests indicates that the ultimate strength will be slightly enhanced while the ultimate strain will be conspicuously reduced in most cases of normal strength FRP-C after a long-term sustained load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Axial compression
  • Column
  • Constitutive model
  • Creep
  • Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP)
  • Long-term deformation
  • Sustained load

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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