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the use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) in strengthening beams in the u.k
Engineering and Construction
Pages 16 (4016 words)
Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) Name Tutor Institution Date Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) 3 Introduction 3 Composite components 3 Fibers 3 Glass fibers 4 Carbon fibers 5 Aramid fibers 5 Matrices 5 Types of fibre reinforced polymers 6 Glass fiber reinforced polymer 6 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer 6 Aramid Fiber Reinforced Polymer 7 Advantages of Fiber Reinforced Polymers 7 Failure of RC beams bonded with FRP 9 FRP reinforced concrete shear wall punctures 10 Modes of failure 11 Structural application of FRP 11 Beam reinforcement 11 Strengthening of beams using Carbon fibre reinforced Laminates 12 Advantages of FRP used 12 Strengthening and
The fibres are usually glass, carbon or Aramid. Fibre reinforcement enhances strength and stiffness. FRP can be categorized in a class of materials known as composite materials, which are made up of two or more materials. When these materials are put together, they retain both their chemical and physical characteristics. FRP differ from other construction materials such as steel or aluminum that are viewed as traditional construction materials (ACI 440.2R-08, 2008). FRP contains properties that are apparent in the direction of applied load while steel or aluminum has uniform properties in all directions. The text will look at FRP and its role in strengthening structures as compared to other construction materials. ...
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