The post-tensioned (PT) reinforced beams can provide a fast construction advantage through precast and cast-in-situ structural elements. However, due to the excessive increase in load capacity, especially when it comes to girder of bridges, the strengthening using Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) might be a solution. Near-surface mounted (NSM) is one of the methods used in strengthening cases, especially in the case of non-degraded concrete cover. Furthermore, very few researchers visited this area experimentally, which consider cost-effective. In this paper, two finite element models using the Abaqus program validated experimental results for both Post-tension beam and strengthening of the beam using NSM separately as preliminary models for combining both systems. PT reinforced concrete beam subjected to four-point bending loading as well as reinforced concrete beam strengthened with NSM using FRP bars subjected to two-point bending loading examined and validated through a 3D non- linear finite element (FE) model to be compared by the experimental results. This FE model considered the non-linear constitutive properties of concrete, yielding of steel, and the bond between strand, concrete, and FRP bars at NSM. The models were targeting the strengthening of existing Post tension girder beams of existing bridges structures. These modeling results showed a reasonable agreement with the tested beam results in terms of failure modes, the load capacity, load-deflection curve, and cracking behavior.
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