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Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP)

Book Description

Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP): Design, Construction and Practical Applications presents a best practice guide on the structural design and strengthening of bridge structures using advanced Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites. The book briefly covers the basic concepts of FRP materials and composite mechanics, while focusing on practical design and construction issues, including inspection and quality control, paying special attention to the differences in various design codes (US, Japan, and Europe) and recommendations.

At present, several design guides from the US, Japan, and Europe are available. These guidelines are often inconsistent and do not cover all necessary design and inspection issues to the same degree of detail. This book provides a critical review and comparison of these guidelines, and then puts forward best practice recommendations, filling a significant gap in the literature, and serving as an important resource for engineers, architects, academics, and students interested in FRP materials and their structural applications. Written from a practitioner's point-of-view, it is a valuable design book for structural engineers all over the world.

  • Includes a large quantity of design examples and structural software to facilitate learning and help readers perform routine design
  • Provides recommendations for best practices in design and construction for the strengthening of bridge structures using advanced fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites
  • Presents comprehensive guidelines on design, inspection, and quality control, including laboratory and field testing information

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Overview
    3. 1.2 FRP strengthening systems
    4. 1.3 Composite interfacial debonding
    5. 1.4 FRP design standards and guides
    6. 1.5 Designing with FRP reinforcement
    7. 1.6 Numerical modeling
    8. 1.7 Installation of EB FRP systems
  7. 2. Fiber-reinforced polymer composites
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 FRP constituents
    3. 2.2 Composite interfacial adhesion and debonding
    4. 2.3 FRP durability
  8. 3. Composite mechanics
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Introduction
    3. 3.2 Laminate
    4. 3.3 Textile fabric
    5. 3.4 Durability and failure modes
    6. 3.5 Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  9. 4. Design provisions
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Introduction
    3. 4.2 Flexural FRP strengthening of RC/PC bridge members
    4. 4.3 Shear FRP strengthening of RC/PC bridge members
    5. 4.4 FRP-confinement strengthening of RC/PC bridge members
    6. 4.5 Witness panels
  10. 5. Provisions for installation, quality control, and maintenance
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Introduction
    3. 5.2 Installation of FRP strengthening systems
    4. 5.3 Inspection, evaluation, and acceptance
    5. 5.4 Maintenance and repair
  11. 6. Laboratory testing
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Durability testing overview
    3. 6.2 Bond durability
    4. 6.3 FRP durability
  12. 7. Field testing
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Introduction
    3. 7.2 Field pull-off testing
    4. 7.3 Load distribution testing
    5. 7.4 Proof load testing
  13. 8. Recommendations
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Analysis and design recommendations
    3. 8.2 Installation, quality control, and maintenance recommendations
  14. 9. Design examples
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Introduction
  15. Appendix A. Nomenclature
    1. A.1 AASHTO
    2. A.2 ACI 440.2R 08
    3. A.3 ISIS
    4. A.4 CNR-DT 200/2004
    5. A.5 TR-55
  16. Appendix B. Inspection checklist
  17. References
  18. Index