In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Bridge Strengthening with Advanced Composite Systems
Author(s): M. Basler, D. White, and M. Desroches
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 263-278
Keywords: advanced composites; bridge strengthening; CarboDur Composite Systems; carbon fibers
Abstract:It is becoming preferable, both environmentally and economically to upgrade bridges rather than to demolish and rebuild them. The deterioration of bridges from environmental influences and from traffic loads require rehabilitation and renewal programs to maintain even current service levels on the bridge infrastructure network. There are increased demands for high durability, longer service life, reduced maintenance cost and cost/performance optimization. Advanced Composite Systems have now become a viable method of strengthening existing bridges worldwide. This paper presents the evolution of carbon fiber systems since 1991, including relevant Test Reports for Bridge Engineering as well as their worldwide application.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber