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Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) by Christopher D Eamon, Hwai-Chung Wu

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Introduction

Abstract

This chapter introduces the current problems of infrastructural systems. It starts by briefly reviewing the causes of deterioration of conventional concrete and steel, and then go on to reveal the financial consequences of deteriorating infrastructures. Following this discussion, an analysis of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and its available systems for strengthening will be presented. Finally, a full discussion of various strengthening schemes, design guidelines, and installation precautions for FRP is included at the conclusion of the chapter.

Keywords

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP); infrastructural problems; strengthening of structures; FRP installation; design guides

1.1 Overview

Various causes contribute to the deterioration ...

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