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Title: 440.3R-12: Guide Test Methods for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Reinforcing or Strengthening Concrete and Masonry Structures
Author(s): ACI Committee 440
Publication: Technical Documents
Appears on pages(s): 23
Keywords: anchorage; bond; coupler; creep; fatigue; fiber-reinforced polymer composites; modulus of elasticity; shear; splice; stirrup; strength; tendon.
Abstract:Due to differences in the physical and mechanical behavior of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials compared to steel, unique test methods for FRP bars and laminates are required. This guide provides model test methods for the short- and long-term mechanical, thermo-mechanical, and durability testing of FRP bars and laminates. It is anticipated that these model test methods may be considered, modified, and adopted, either in whole or in part, by a U.S. national standards-writing agency such as ASTM International or AASHTO. The publication of these test methods by ACI Committee 440 is an effort to aid in this adoption. The recommended test methods are based on the knowledge gained worldwide from review of research results and literature.