عنوان مقاله [English]
Wrapping reinforced concrete columns with composite materials is among the new methods of repairing and strengthening at the moment. There are several analytical relationships for load capacity prediction of strengthened columns with this method under compressive load in the literature, but, columns that are on the border of buildings are usually subjected to combined axial-flexural loading in practice. According to strain gradient in the columns under eccentric loading, the FRP confinement effect is different and changing with the load eccentricity. A few relationships for load capacity calculation of strengthened columns under eccentric loading are presented, some models in the literature are in contradiction with each other. This paper presents constant factor, FRP strain efficiency factor in the model, proposed by Lam and Teng, which is modified for specimens under centric loading, varying according to the type of FRP. It has been shown in this study that the constant factor is not only dependent on FRP type, but it also depends on the FRP elastic modulus to unconfined concrete compressive strength ratio. With this modification, total error value of 76 specimens under centric loading will decrease from 10.63 to 9.5 percent.Then, correction factor is analyzed to apply the load eccentricity to the existing models and compare them with available experimental results. This correction factor shows that compressive strength of confined concrete under eccentric loading increased by increasing in the load eccentricity. By applying this coefficient to the model by considering the load eccentricity and calculating the load carrying capacity of specimens, the total error of specimens under eccentric loading decreases from 11 to 6 percent. This factors is determined using Genetic algorithms by optimizing the difference between experimental results and theoretical values. Comparison of results of tests with modified model, demonstrates that modified models in this study provide a better prediction for wrapped columns under concentric and eccentric loadings.