Decision support in using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in rehabilitation of concrete bridge structures

Nezamian, Abe and Setunge, Sujeeva and Kumar, Arun and Fenwick, John (2004) Decision support in using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in rehabilitation of concrete bridge structures. [Conference Paper]


This paper compares and reviews the recommendations and contents of the guide for the design and construction of externally bonded FRP systems for strengthening concrete structures reported by ACI committee 440 and technical report of Externally bonded FRP reinforcement for RC structures (FIB 14) in application of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites in strengthening of an aging reinforced concrete headstock. The paper also discusses the background, limitations, strengthening for flexure and shear, and other related issues in use of FRP for strengthening of a typical reinforced concrete headstock structure such as durability, de-bonding, strengthening limits, fire and environmental conditions. A case study of strengthening of a bridge headstock using FRP composites is presented as a worked example in order to illustrate and compare the differences between these two design guidelines when used in conjunction with the philosophy of the Austroads (1992) bridge design code.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets; Project 2002-005-C : Decision Support Tools for Concrete Infrastructure Rehabilitation
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