Problems with metal plates in reinforcements

In many occasions the metal plates are used as structural reinforcement for beams , walls and slabs . This paper presents major drawbacks since the implementation is extremely complex where you need to drill in the elements as shown in the image in order to control the tearing of the concrete ( debonding ) .

The reinforcement with metal plates or metal beams generates a change in the dimensions of the elements that aim to strengthen action in many cases raise major concerns about the execution.

In the case of the structural reinforcement with carbon fiber running in a parking lot, it can be seen that the gauge parking is maintained and on the other hand, by the intervention time of the reinforcing carbon fiber is much less the impact, compared with that required for the execution of steel beams or metal plates.