Assessment of Durability of FRP Materials for Use in Civil Infrastructure

This report builds on the earlier research conducted in the area of durability and addresses three crucial aspects related to (1) effects of elevated temperature and aqueous exposure, (2) development of a MOL, and (3) development of a reliability based methodology for use of these data for prediction of long-term durability. Although aspects related to each are presented in separate sections of the report to enable clarity in understanding the development and background of each, the end goal was to enable the development of a methodology for the reliable estimation of design data pertaining to fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) materials based on prediction of long-term durability. It is anticipated that the methodology presented in the report can be applied by designers both in the determination of threshold, MOL (molecular weight), values of composite performance and in the selection of appropriate levels of allowable material characteristics to include long-term durability considerations.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01533104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA10-1130, UAH 11/1
  • Contract Numbers: 59A0602
  • Files: CALTRANS, TRIS, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2014 10:37AM