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Over the asset's life cycle, sustainability involves the preservation of infrastructure against any sort of deterioration. Localized damage received under high loading situations such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis can cause reinforced concrete (RC) infrastructure to deteriorate. Furthermore, factors such as rebar corrosion or age may cause an RC column's capacity to deteriorate or decline, needing prompt reinforcement to either prolong or guarantee its intended life is not limited. Strengthening existing members to carry maximum loads or meet particular serviceability standards is one way to improve the qualities of reinforced concrete beams. The emergence of sophisticated composite materials, notably adhesive-bonded Kevlar fibre as externally bonded retrofit materials, has provided several benefits in structural engineering (i.e., corrosion-free, excellent strength to weight ratio, ease for site handling, flexibility to conform to any shape). The use of Kevlar fiber laminates in the structural repair and retrofitting of reinforced concrete members becomes a great deal of research work nowadays. This research work deals with the performance of reinforced concrete beams laminated with Kevlar fabric layers by an epoxy bonding agent under a two-point concentrated loading system. The study focus the effect of Kevlar fiber laminates improving the strength of the reinforced concrete beam will be investigated.

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K.Sharmiladevi, & Murali M. (2022). Strengthening of rc beam wrapped with kevlar fiber . International Journal of Intellectual Advancements and Research in Engineering Computations, 10(3), 220–226. Retrieved from