Advanced Composite Materials (ACM) are being considered by many countries as a viable alternative to both stressed and unstressed reinforcement in structural concrete components for bridges. A study tour of Europe to learn about the use of such materials in bridges is noted. A demonstration bridge in Germany incorporated glass fiber prestressing tendons which incorporated fiber optic cables which can be used to ascertain the state of strain in the tendons, thereby making the structure 'intelligent.' A delegation to Japan also studied the use of the technology in bridges and other structures. The considerable research in Japan in this area is noted. Comments are made about research in North America.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1993 12:00AM