Upgrading Concrete Structures Using Advanced Polymer Composites

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Externally bonded fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) have been employed extensively throughout the world in numerous rehabilitation applications of reinforced concrete structures. This paper focuses on upgrading (e.g. strengthening, seismic retrofitting) of RC elements using FRP for shear, flexure and confinement. The key concepts and mechanics are summarized and a brief description of recent developments related to seismic retrofitting of beam-column joints, placing of FRP inside slits and confining according to alternative FRP wrapping techniques are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction
Subtitle of host publicationACIC 2004
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781845690649
ISBN (Print)9781855737365
StatePublished - Apr 22 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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