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Materials Aspects of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Infrastructure.


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Chin, J. W.

NISTIR 5888; 46 p. August 1996.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-210695

Keywords:

polymer composites; construction; civil engineering; infrastructure; fibers; durability; rehabilitation; retrofitting

Abstract:

This paper provides a review of the technical literature pertaining to materials aspects of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in infrastructural and other civil engineering applications. The main focus is placed upon the durability, chemical and mechanical aspects of structures reinforced with or constructed from FRP materials. Categories which are addressed include marine applications, structural shapes, joining/fastening, reinforced concrete and rehabilitation/retrofitting of structures. Effects of moisture, salt water, alkalinity and mechanical loading on the performance of FRP components are emphasized.