Use of FRP materials for concrete rehabilitation: a case study and software tool

Although fibre composite materials are slowly filtering into main stream structural engineering applications, there are insufficient codes and standards in Australia to widely accept fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rehabilitation practices. A research project conducted by the Co-operative Research Centre - Construction Innovation (CRC-CI) and the Queensland Department of Main Roads (QDMR) investigated the current design techniques and application practices used both overseas, particular the American and European codes, and here in Australia. The project then went on to investigate Tenthill Creek Bridge headstock strengthening as a case study. A comparison of conventional headstock strengthening techniques with FRP rehabilitation was conducted and a software tool to predict the whole of life cycle cost was developed. The Tenthill Creek Bridge case study was used to calibrate the software tool. This paper looks at the Tenthill Creek case study and the use of the whole of life cycle software tool to evaluate the use of FRP materials in rehabilitation. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214936.


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  • Accession Number: 01051015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 1:08PM