Durability and Ductility of Advanced Composites

by Rajan Sen, U. of S. Florida, Tampa, United States,
Daniel Mariscal, U. of S. Florida, Tampa, United States,
Mohsen Issa, U. of S. Florida, Tampa, United States,
Mohsen Shahawy, U. of S. Florida, Tampa, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: In recent years, several fiber reinforced composites have been successfully used as prestressing materials for demonstration highway structures. Since these materials are relatively brittle and are subjected to high permanent stresses due to prestressing, their durability and ductility in an alkaline concrete environment is of utmost concern. This paper reviews results from recently completed tests to assess the suitability of advanced composites as pretensioning materials.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced composites | Material durability | Prestressing | Construction materials | Highway and road structures | Composite structures | Fiber reinforced concrete

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