GFRP Reinforced Concrete Slabs under Restrained Shrinkage
Bryan E. Barragan, Antonio Mudadu, Giuseppe Tiberti, and Giovanni A. Plizzari
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bar, reinforcement, cracking, steel
The article presents results from an experimental study on the effectiveness of glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars as shrinkage reinforcement for slabs-on-ground. Slabs reinforced with steel and GFRP bars were cast inside steel frames providing a high degree of restraint to shrinkage deformations and allowing for a better evaluation of different reinforcement solutions.