Design of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the design and construction techniques of fiberglass composite underground storage tanks. The scope of this paper is limited to the straight shell...

Innovative Uses of Polymer Concrete
Polymer concrete (PC) was developed in the 1950s. The material became more widely known in the 1970s when it was used for the repair of portland cement concrete. Polymer concrete is significantly...

Properties of a New Polymer Concrete
A new polymer concrete was developed by adding unsaturated polyester resin and emulsifier into concrete. The new polymer concrete exhibits high strength of up to 69 MPa (10,000 psi) for...

Aggregates, Fibers and Coupling Agent in Polyester PC
This study investigated the influence of fine aggregate, glass fiber and silane coupling agent on the mechanical and mode I fracture behavior of a polyester polymer concrete (PC). The...

Beam-To-Column Connections for Pultruded FRP Structures
Moment-rotation and strength characteristics of beam-to-column bolted connections of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pultruded wide-flange structural shapes are discussed. Results of experimental...

Time-Dependent Behavior of FRP Lintels
This paper describes an experimental investigation into the short-term and long-term behaviors of two types of T-shaped lintels made of fiber-glass reinforced plastic with polyester or...

Load-Deflection Performance of FRP Molded Grating
This research project deals with fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) molded grating, its properties, manufacturing materials used and appearance. Grating strength, configuration, weight...

Shear Properties of Pultruded Glass FRP Materials
The in-plane shear modulus and the in-plane shear strength of a variety of pultruded glass fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) materials were measured experimentally in a pilot test program...

High Strength, High Denier Discrete Polymer Fiber in Cementitious Composites
A series of 3-point beam tests were performed on the cementitious composites specimens reinforced with high strength, high denier discrete polyester fibers. The fiber length, fiber volume...

Composite Applications in Highway Bridges
This report presents a summary of a four year research effort titled, 'Transfer of Composite Technology to Design and Construction of Bridges'. Extensive analytical...

Laboratory Fatigue Investigation of a GRP Bridge
A fatigue study of a 4.9 m glass-reinforced plastic bridge indicated a resistance to 1.6 million cycles of load without extensive damage to joints or elements. Viscoelastic creep occurred...

Concepts for Hybrid FRP Bridge Deck Systems
This paper presents selected structural concepts for modular bridge deck systems taking into account the limitations imposed by fabrication processes for polymer matrix composites. An...

Bond Stress-Slip Relationships of FRP Rebars in Concrete
A newly developed type of reinforcement bar for concrete, Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) rebar, can be used advantageously in concrete exposed to marine or corrosive environments....

Fatigue Behavior of Bond-Anchored Unidirectional Glass-FRP's
The contribution reports on the fatigue behavior of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) bars, consisting of endless E-glass fibers embedded in a polyester (PE) matrix and anchored in a...

Flexural Strength of Externally Reinforced Concrete Beams
Results from tests of one rectangular and one T-beam are reported. The beams were strengthened by epoxy-bonding a 1/4 in. (6 mm) thick Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic plate along the tension...

Feasibility of Class C FRP Load Transfer Devices for Highway Jointed Concrete Pavements
The objective of this paper is to analyze the feasibility of using corrosion free fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) devices in lieu of steel tie bars in the longitudinal joints of highway...

Bond Strength of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Bars in Concrete
In this study, 27 beam specimens were tested to determine the bond strength of fiber reinforced plastic bars (FRP) in tension. The specimens were reinforced with #4, #6, or #8 FRP bars....

Fatigue Design and Reliability Analysis of CFRP Composites
The statistical fatigue properties of unidirectional (UD) T800/3631 carbon/epoxy composite laminates are investigated in this paper. Fatigue tests were conducted under rotating bending....

Reliability Synthesis of CFRP Laminated Plate
The paper presents a formulation of shift synthesis to improve the reliability of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) laminated plates with uncertain elastic constants and lamina strength....

Polypropylene FRC In Steel Deck Composite Slabs
Engineers, testing laboratories, universities and metal deck manufacturers have studied polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) and compared the results with similar slabs reinforced...

 

 

 

 

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