On increasing the bearing capacity of reinforced concrete bending structures,
and the strengthening of the external reinforcement
S. I. Merkulov1, doc. tech. sci., professor S. M. Esipov2, graduate student 1 Kursk state University, Kursk, Russia 2 Belgorod state technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, Belgorod, Russia
Abstract. In the article the results of experimental studies of the deformation of specimens of reinforced concrete beams strengthened by external reinforcement of carbon fiber composite material. The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics of operation under load and breaking under the various options of reinforcement.
Key words: reinforced concrete, flexible design, strengthening, external reinforcement, and composite material.