Materials Aspects of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Infrastructure.
Materials Aspects of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites
Chin, J. W.
NISTIR 5888; 46 p. August 1996.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-210695
polymer composites; construction; civil engineering;
infrastructure; fibers; durability; rehabilitation;
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.