Numerical modeling of circular, square and rectangular concrete columns wrapped with FRP under concentric and eccentric load
AbstractIn this paper, the finite element method was used for the numerical modeling of columns with square, rectangular and circular cross sections wrapped with FRP. The numerical modeling was successfully calibrated with the experimental data considering axial load, axial strain and transverse strain. The distribution of compressive stresses in the cross section of the column indicates that for concentric load, circular cross sections have uniform distribution and for square and rectangular sections the effective confined concrete was defined by parabolas and concentrates next to the rounded corners. For eccentric load, the effective confined region moves to the most confined edge, thus, this does not reduce the gain for square and rectangular columns, but is unfavorable for circular columns.