Evaluating the long-term durability of fiber reinforced polymers via field assessments of reinforced concrete structures
Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites (FRP) are an attractive repair option for reinforced concrete structures, however their long term performance in field environments is not well understood. Laboratory durability tests have indicated that FRP generally performs quite well, but these laboratory tests cannot model the synergistic effects that occur when the FRP is in-service on a bridge (or other structure). Field assessments of FRP properties are very rare in the literature. This thesis describes an effort to collect in-situ data about a FRP repaired concrete arch bridge. The Castlewood Canyon ...
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