EFFECT OF COLD REGIONS CLIMATE ON COMPOSITE JACKETED CONCRETE COLUMNS

The use of composites in cold regions environments and for the purpose of infrastructure rehabilitation is ideal based on their light weight (ease of assembly), resistance to the environment, and high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios. In this technical paper, investigators focus on the effect of cold regions climates on the efficiency of fiber/fabric reinforced composite wraps used for strengthening of concrete columnar structures. The study reveals that for both glass- and carbon-fiber-reinforced composite wraps, compressive strength and rigidity increase with decrease in temperature. Differences in failure mode of the entire composite wrapped column are presented.

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  • Accession Number: 00670347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 28 1994 12:00AM