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

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Fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Abstract

This chapter introduces the basic elements of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP). It starts by presenting a brief review of the three constituents of FRP—fiber, matrix, and interface. It then discusses several important debonding issues, which are critical to the success of FRP strengthening, since the composite action of the FRP sheets can only be guaranteed when there is a solid bond between the concrete substrate and FRP. Finally, a full discussion of various durability issues of FRP is included.

Keywords

Fiber-reinforced polymer composites; fiber; matrix; interface; debonding; FRP durability

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) has been used for numerous strengthening applications in various industries. However, ...

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