Testing of Concrete Curtain Wall Panels Reinforced with FRP Grids

by Edwin R. Schmeckpeper, Univ of Idaho, Moscow, United States,
Richard Nielsen, Univ of Idaho, Moscow, United States,
Charles H. Goodspeed, Univ of Idaho, Moscow, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the suitability of Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) grids for use as a structural; reinforcement in concrete curtain wall panels. This paper describes a portion of the research program being conducted on the use of Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Girds for the structural reinforcement of concrete. This research is currently underway at the University of Idaho and the University of New Hampshire.



Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Fiber reinforced concrete | Material tests | Curtain walls | Panels (structural) | Fiber reinforced polymer | Grid systems | Structural concrete

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