Developing braided FRP reinforcement for concrete structures

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Title: Developing braided FRP reinforcement for concrete structures
Authors: Antonopoulou, Sofia
McNally, Ciaran
Byrne, Greg
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Date: 30-Aug-2016
Online since: 2016-10-11T16:16:07Z
Abstract: In recent years, significant research has been conducted, by both industry and academia, into the optimum development and use of Fibre Reinforced Polymer composite materials in infrastructure. In particular, it is widely recognised that FRPs have the potential to replace conventional internal steel rebars in concrete reinforcement and offer performance benefits related to their advanced properties, such as corrosion resistance, high tensile strength etc.A review of the available literature indicates that brittle behaviour of FRP can significantly decrease the expected ultimate load capacity and, thus have a negative effect on structure¿s long term durability. However, selecting braiding as manufacture technique and enhancing flexural capacity and shear strength through additional helical reinforcement, could provide structure with the additional ductility needed to prevent a brittle failure. Furthermore, the impact of deterioration mechanisms, focusing on the interaction between FRP and concrete in a structure, is an aspect for further investigation via laboratory testing and advanced analysis.This study summarises the results of research on structural design and manufacture methods of FRP composite materials by presenting new configuration and types of FRP reinforcement in order to encourage the use of these promising materials in construction industry.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland
Keywords: InfrastructureConcrete reinforcementFibre Reinforced PolymerBasalt fibreBraidingFRP rebars
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference (CERI 2016), Galway, Ireland, 29-30 August 2016
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