EFFECT OF NATURAL WEATHER ON BONDING PERFORMANCE OF CFRP-CONCRETE SYSTEM
The current research concerns with the effect of natural tropical climate on the interfacial bonding behavior of externally bonded concrete structures by using carbon FRP. The various components of tropical climate combines with saltwater exposure may influence the durability performance of FRP-epoxy-concrete system over long period of time. Bonded concrete prisms were subjected to bonding test by applying tension and compression load to determine the strain, stress distribution and shear stress transfer behavior. The preliminary results show that exposure to aggressive environment to some extent has an effect on the FRP-concrete bonded system.