Fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement enters the new model code

Stijn Matthys, Thanasis Triantafillou

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Abstract

The use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) as structural reinforcement in the construction sector has evolved from an emerging technology, with first practical applications dating from the 1990's, to a gradually more widely accepted technology, with nowadays thousands of applications worldwide. Continuing efforts in material development and research activities, with strong links to engineering practice, make FRP reinforcement where it stands today: a viable altemative to classical types of reinforcement, offering many potentials. Extensive research on the use of FRP in concrete structures started about 35 years ago and resulted, for example, in the world's first highway bridge using FRP post-tensioning cables in Germany in 1986. Today, the time is there to introduce FRP reinforcement also in the new model code.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationfib Symposium PRAGUE 2011
Subtitle of host publicationConcrete Engineering for Excellence and Efficiency, Proceedings
EditorsVlastimil Sruma
PublisherCzech Concrete Society
Pages223-226
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9788087158296
StatePublished - 2011
Eventfib Symposium PRAGUE 2011: Concrete Engineering for Excellence and Efficiency - Praha, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 8 2011Jun 10 2011

Publication series

Namefib Symposium PRAGUE 2011: Concrete Engineering for Excellence and Efficiency, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Otherfib Symposium PRAGUE 2011: Concrete Engineering for Excellence and Efficiency
CountryCzech Republic
CityPraha
Period6/8/116/10/11

Keywords

  • Concrete
  • FRP
  • Model code
  • Non-metallic
  • Reinforcement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Matthys, S., & Triantafillou, T. (2011). Fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement enters the new model code. In V. Sruma (Ed.), fib Symposium PRAGUE 2011: Concrete Engineering for Excellence and Efficiency, Proceedings (pp. 223-226). (fib Symposium PRAGUE 2011: Concrete Engineering for Excellence and Efficiency, Proceedings; Vol. 1). Czech Concrete Society.