Gap Analysis for Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite in Civil Infrastructure

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0578-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0578-6 (ISBN-10), 2001, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 128
Report#40578, July 2001

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation.

This report provides the results of a study on what is known and not known about the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites as a material for civil infrastructure. As FRP composites are increasingly used, the lack or inaccessibility of data related to the their durability is proving to be a major obstacle to widespread acceptance and implementation of these materials. This report provides the results of a gap analysis to identify critical areas in which data is needed to assist with specific applications. It does not purport to be a comprehensive guide to data for purposes of design, but rather serves as a guide to topics of specific interest and as an indicator of need for further collection, validation, and dissemination of data.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced polymer | Composite materials | Material durability | Synthetic materials | Infrastructure | Fiber reinforced composites | Data collection


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