researches on high-durability concrete structure have remarkably been studied
by adopting new construction material, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites.
In conjunction with these research trends, the shear capacity of RC beams
reinforced with GFRP stirrup, which is developed in this study, was verified.
Experimental variables were shear span to depth ratio and spacing of shear
reinforcement. From the results, similar structural performance was found
between the specimens reinforced with steel and GFRP stirrups with respect to
crack pattern, failure mode, and shear capacity. It is anticipated that the
adaptability of concrete structure shearreinforced with GFRP stirrups can be
considered in the future high performance concrete structures.