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Title: Outline of the National Research Project on the Use of FRP Reinforcement in Concrete Building Structures in Japan

Author(s): Yashuhisa Sonobe

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 138


Appears on pages(s): 695-714

Keywords: carbon; fiber reinforced plastics; fibers; glass; hysteresis; post-tensioning; pretensioning; structural design; tests; General

DOI: 10.14359/4270

Date: 9/1/1993

The National Research Project on the use of new materials in the construction field, sponsored by the Ministry of Construction (MOC) of Japan in 1988, is scheduled to last for 5 years. The project is separated into two sections. One is infrastructure and the other is building engineering, which is further divided into two divisions, i.e., use of metallic and nonmetallic materials. Research on FRP reinforcement belongs to the latter division. Objectives of the research are to establish standard testing methods for materials and draw guidelines for structural design. To achieve these objectives, many basic experiments have been carried out on materials and structural members of reinforced concrete (RC) and prestressed concrete (PC) construction in cooperation with universities, private industry, and MOC. Such materials as carbon, aramid, and glass fibers, available presently in Japan, were used. The organization of the national research project, representative experimental results, and the outline of the guideline are introduced.