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Title: 440.1R-01: Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars


Publication: Technical Documents



Appears on pages(s): 41

Keywords: aramid fibers; carbon fibers; concrete; development length; fiber-reinforced polymers; flexure; glass fibers; moment; reinforced concrete; reinforcement; shear; slab; strength.


Date: 1/5/2001


Note: A newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 440.1-03.

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials have emerged as a practical alternative material for producing reinforcing bars for concrete structures. FRP reinforcing bars offer advantages over steel reinforcement in that FRP bars are noncorrosive, and some FRP bars are nonconductive. Due to other differences in the physical and mechanical behavior of FRP materials versus steel, unique guidance on the engineering and construction of concrete structures reinforced with FRP bars is needed. Several countries, such as Japan and Canada, have already established design and construction guidelines specifically for the use of FRP bars as concrete reinforcement. This document offers general information on the history and use of FRP reinforcement, a description of the unique material properties of FRP, and committee recommendations on the engineering and construction of concrete reinforced with FRP bars. The proposed guidelines are based on the knowledge gained from worldwide experimental research, analytical work, and field applications of FRP reinforcement.