Presentation on theme: "FRP Reinforcement of Concrete"— Presentation transcript:
1 FRP Reinforcement of Concrete By Lauren WilliamsonMEEN 3344
2 Composition of Material Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites are typically made of fibers such as, glass, aramid, and carbon in a polyester or vinyl ester resin matrix
3 Steel Concrete Reinforcement Replacement? FRP bars are being researched to replace steel reinforcement in concrete.The corrosive effects of steel reduce the life of concretes structures.FRP composites are corrosion resistant, lightweight, and have high strength.Easy construction and handlingApplications include the construction of new FRP bridge deck systems, new concrete decks with reinforcing FRP rebar, and the strengthening and repair of existing structures.
4 Presently FRP composites are still under testing and research. Connections are difficult.The fiber-reinforcement can’t be bent in the field without reducing the strength of the material.More designing efforts are required for this material.