Nonprestressed and prestressed FRP sheets as external reinforcement of wood members

Thanasis C. Triantafillou, Nikolaos Plevris, Nikola Deskovic

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The paper presents a summary of an analytical and experimental investigation of a new form of wood construction involving external bonding of thin fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) sheets on the tension zones of wood elements using epoxy resins. First, the effect of external composite reinforcement on the strength, the stiffness and the curvature ductility of hybrid FRP-wood members under a combination of bending moments and axial forces is examined. Then, the method of reinforcing wood with composite sheets is extended by prestressing the FRP before applying them on the wood surface, and a design methodology for this new concept is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials
Subtitle of host publicationPerformance and Prevention of Deficiencies and Failures
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0872628809
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 Materials Engineering Congress - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1992Aug 12 1992

Publication series

NameMaterials: Performance and Prevention of Deficiencies and Failures


Other1992 Materials Engineering Congress
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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