Sessions & Events


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MINI SESSION: Externally Bonded Fiber Reinforcing Polymer (FRP) Strengthening Design Considerations

Monday, October 24, 2022  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, H-Reunion G&H

This session will cover the basics of strengthening with externally bonded carbon fiber reinforcing polymer. Topics will include key strengthening design considerations such as required FRP area, material properties of FRP, spacing of FRP u-wraps, anchorage design/detailing, and constructability. The presentation will include a design example, highlight real-world project examples, and discuss research related to the development of the anchorage provisions. Where this methodology is outlined in ACI 440.2 will be presented.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Review design considerations to determine applicability of strengthening with FRP;
(2) Define requirements for strengthening with FRP;
(3) Summarize best practices for FRP anchorage;
(4) Identify upcoming guidelines for FRP.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 1 CEU/PDH credit.

Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforcing Polymer Shear Strengthening

Presented By: Katelyn Low
Affiliation: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Description: In the built world circumstances arise in which as-built conditions differ from as-designed conditions and modifications are required to reach the as-designed condition. This presentation explores shear strengthening of a beam with low concrete compressive strength utilizing CFRP. The methodology outlined in ACI 440.2 will be presented.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Spike Anchor Testing and Design Recommendations

Presented By: William Shekarchi
Affiliation: Jacobs
Description: Externally bonded FRP systems have been shown to benefit from adequate anchorage, similar to internal reinforcing steel. This presentation will discuss the advantages of FRP anchors based on small- and large-scale testing. The testing identified influential design parameters that will be presented as design recommendations.

Upper Level Sponsors

Ash Grove
Controls Group
Euclid Chemical
Master Builders
ACI Northeast Texas Chapter

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