Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction�State-of-the-Art Review

by C. E. Bakis,
L. C. Bank, (F.ASCE),
V. L. Brown, (M.ASCE),
E. Cosenza,
J. F. Davalos, (A.M.ASCE),
J. J. Lesko,
A. Machida,
S. H. Rizkalla, (F.ASCE),
T. C. Triantafillou, (M.ASCE),

Part of: Perspectives in Civil Engineering: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers


A concise state-of-the-art survey of fiber-reinforced polymer (also known as fiber-reinforced plastic) composites for construction applications in civil engineering is presented. The paper is organized into separate sections on structural shapes, bridge decks, internal reinforcements, externally bonded reinforcements, and standards and codes. Each section includes a historical review, the current state of the art, and future challenges.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced polymer | Composite construction | Bridge decks | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Standards and codes | Glass reinforced plastics | Bonding


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