Experimental Analysis of Composite Reinforced Bridge - Field Study

This study investigated the effectiveness of fiber-reinforced plastic on reinforced concrete and steel structures. Three types of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) materials, Replark, 19, and Flat Carbon Vinyl (FCV) Ester plates, were tested to record changes in the behavior of concrete beams with the application of the plates. FRP performance was monitored initially under controlled laboratory conditions. A field study was then conducted on two bridges in Ohio. Strains and deflections in the concrete structures under a static load were measured both before and after the installation of the fiber-reinforced plastic plates. Data from the study showed clearly that FRP plates aided in decreasing strains on concrete and steel.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 230p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01155820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ST/SS/S000-001
  • Contract Numbers: State Job No. 14655(0)
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2010 10:33AM