Report on The Use of CFCC in Prestressed Concrete Bridges in Japan

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Title: Report on The Use of CFCC in Prestressed Concrete Bridges in Japan

Author(s): N. Santoh, H. Kimura, T. Enomoto, T. Kiuchi, and Y. Kuzuba

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 138

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 895-912

Keywords: bridges (structures); cable; composite materials; corrosion; fatigue (materials); fiber reinforced plastics; prestressed concrete; fibers; relaxation (mechanics); General

Date: 9/1/1993

Abstract:
The characteristics of CFCC, including mechanical properties, fatigue, relaxation, and anticorrosive properties, are described. Examples of actual bridges in which CFCC has been used as a reinforcement are shown. In summarizing the investigation of these characteristics and the results of such tests as adhesion with concrete, antifatigue characteristics, antialkali characteristics, relaxation, and temperature cycle tests, it was confirmed that CFCC is a material suitable for tension applications in PC bridges.