Connections for Pultruded Composites: A Review and Evaluation

Bolted Connections for GFRP Laminated Structural Members

Behavior of AC-20P Versus AC-30 Asphalt Concrete Mixtures

Surface Preparation of Steel for Adhesive Bonding in Rehabilitation Applications

Montana Experience with Polymer Modified Asphalt

Design Optimization of an All-FRP Short-Span Bridge
The objectives of this study are: a) to determine the feasibility of designing an all-FRP bridge, and b) to demonstrate the usefulness of optimization techniques in the design of FRP superstructures....

Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Stressed Composite Bars
In this study, Acoustic Emission (AE) technique is used to monitor the behavior of composite bars subjected to direct tension. Aramid Fiber Reinforced Plastics (AFRP) bars were loaded...

Instrumentation Requirements for the ESF Thermomechanical Experiments
In situ thermomechanical experiments are planned as part of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project that require instruments to measure stress and displacement at temperatures...

Infrastructure Repair with Polymer Composite Using Recycled Plastics
Recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET, mainly recovered from plastic beverage bottles, can be used to produce unsaturated polyester resins. Polymer concrete (PC) made with these resins...

Low Cost Maglev Guideway Design Using Hybrid FRP-Reinforced Cocnrete

Polyacrylamide Decreases Furrow Erosion
Erosion from furrow irrigated land is a serious problem in southern Idaho and several other areas. Polyacrylamide, a very long chain polymer, increases aggregate stability and flocculates...

Behavior of Unbonded Braces Restrained by Reinforced Concrete and FRP
A new composite steel brace called an unbonded brace (UB) is proposed to enhance the capacity of a steel brace to carry a compressive load of almost up to the yield strength of the steel...

An Evaluation of Fiberglass Pipe Made by Three Different Manufacturing Processes for use in Water Transmission Projects
Fiberglass pipe is made primarily using continuous filament wound process, discontinuous helical filament wound process, and centrifugal cast process. Some 40 countries around the world...

Composite Materials as Concrete Reinforcement in the Next Decade
Polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are researched for possible implementation in the construction industry. A number of factors affect the widespread use of FRP composites in the civil engineering...

Pultruded Composites: Materials for the 21st Century
The main objective of this paper is to introduce pultruded composites to the civil engineers and to create the awareness of its important applications. A description of the pultrusion...

Properties of Composites Using Recycled Plastics
Recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET, mainly recovered from used plastic beverage bottles, can be used to produce unsaturated polyester resins. Polymer concrete (PC) and polymer...

Composites Performance in the Infrastructure
Fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) composites have been used in demanding structural applications, mostly for special corrosion resistant construction products, for several decades....

Experimental Investigation of Self-Tapping Fasteners for Attachment of Corrugated Cladding Panels to Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Plastics Beams in Industrial Building Construction
This paper describes an experimental investigation of self-tapping fasteners for the attachment of corrugated fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) cladding panels to pultruded FRP beams. Although...

Bond Strength of Straight GFRP Rebars
An overview of a study on bond of straight Glass-fiber-reinforced-plastic (GFRP) rebars to concrete is presented. The 54 specimens to be tested include several variables, such as the mode...

Tests of Full-Size Pultruded FRP Grating Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks
Results of tests of full-size concrete bridge deck slabs reinforced with commercially produced pultruded fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) gratings are presented. The slabs were designed...

 

 

 

 

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