Application of fiber-composites in civil engineering

Hamid Saadatmanesh, Mohammad R. Ehsani

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Two potential applications of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced-Plastics (GFRP) in civil engineering type structures are investigated: (1) GFRP rebars in concrete beams; (2) strengthening of concrete girders with epoxy-bonded GFRP plates. Six concrete beams reinforced with GFRP bars were tested for flexure and shear. The load-deflection behavior to failure and cracking behavior of these beams are discussed. It is concluded that GFRP rebars may successfully be used as reinforcing elements for concrete members. In the second part of the study, four reduced-scale girders were tested to establish the feasibility of strengthening of existing concrete girders with epoxy-banded GFRP plates, and to select an appropriate epoxy for this application. Significant increase in the ultimate capacity of the upgraded girders was observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Sess Relat Struct Mater Struct Congr 89
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872626997
StatePublished - 1989
EventProceedings of the Sessions Related to Structural Materials at Structures Congress '89 - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1989May 5 1989

Publication series

NameProc Sess Relat Struct Mater Struct Congr 89


OtherProceedings of the Sessions Related to Structural Materials at Structures Congress '89
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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