PERFORMANCE OF FRP TENDON-ANCHOR SYSTEMS FOR PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Considerable research has already been conducted on the mechanical response of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) tendons for use in pre-tensioning and post-tensioning concrete structures. This research has been performed primarily outside of the United States and directly by tendon manufacturers. An experimental investigation was undertaken to provide a domestic evaluation of the mechanical performance of ten different aramid, glass, and carbon FRP tendons, with attention paid to the effects of the anchorage device recommended by the manufacturer. The first phase of the project reported here consisted of verification of some tendon-specific properties, namely: ultimate strength, modulus of elasticity, and ultimate strain.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 34-44
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  • Accession Number: 00720386
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 1996 12:00AM