THE USE OF FRP AS REINFORCING ELEMENTS IN REINFORCED SOIL SYSTEMS

Fibreglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) based on chemically resistant thermosetting resins and undirectionally aligned glass fibres appear to have a useful combination of high strength and good corrosion properties which suit the material for use as reinforcement in soil structures. This paper outlines some properties of FRP straps including their frictional, strength, and corrosion behaviour and in particular the work carried out to establish their long-term durability. Additionally the strain distributions measured along FRP straps in an experimental reinforced earth structure are presented. /Author/

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mallinder, F P
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 19-22
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM