Innovative use of FRP for sustainable precast concrete bridges and structures

This paper presents some of the emerging developments and established applications related to the use of FRP materials in the precast concrete industry. The paper focuses on the innovative use of FRP materials in several selected precast technologies including bridges, double-tee beams, insulated precast wall panels, architectural cladding and precast concrete filled FRP tubes (CFFT). The unique advantages of the FRP reinforced systems are highlighted and the primary action mechanisms of the FRP materials are presented. The paper concludes by identifying several areas of possible future opportunities in which FRP materials can be used for further advancement of the precast industry and for civil engineering infrastructure in general.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01530703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2014 12:54PM