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dear Dr. Esmailzadeh
can you give me new idea about FE analysis FRP retrofitted Rc beam-column joints?
regards.

Answer
Dear Behzad
You should consider FRP material as tension only element which can be modelled as few tension links in the locations you need. But keep in mind that joints cant be retrofitted by FRP material because you need a continuous matrial along each direction which is impossible when using such an element.

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BEH

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