How is Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) defined?
For linear and non-linear performance analysis options, Fiber Reinforced Polymer option has been added in columns, beams and walls within the scope of TBDY EK 15B.
You can strengthen by defining the parameters by activating the Use fibrous polymer reinforcement option in the Performance Analysis tab of the Column Settings (or beam settings - shearwall settings) window opened by clicking any column-beam-wall element twice.
When the Use Fiber Reinforced Polymer option is activated, the shear force contribution defined in TBDY EK 15B and the increase of axial compressive strength and element ductility are made appropriately. The number of windings and the name of the FRP type can be seen in the Fiber Reinforcement Polymer Data report.
You can control FRP winding types, thickness, modulus of elasticity and elongation at break, or define new FRP types using the Fiber Reinforcement Polymer Library command.
With the Use Fiber Reinforcement Polymer option, the material values defined in TBDY 15B.2 and 15B.3 are used in the ŞDGT (current building-limited information level) and ŞDGT (existing building-comprehensive information level) moment curvature analysis options of an element defined as FRP. Within the performance analysis , yield values and shear strengths defined in accordance with TBDY Annex 15B are used.