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Title: Will Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites Ever Change Bridge Engineering?
Author(s): J. B. Scalzi, W. Podolny, Jr., E. Munley, and B. Tang
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 325-332
Keywords: bridges; composites; performance; research; standards
Abstract:FRP composite materials have mechanical properties which are beneficial and advantageous for design of bridges. The application of these FRP composite materials are currently being used for demonstration projects for repair/retrofit/ rehabilitation of existing bridges and a few for new installations. The future applications of these materials will depend upon the development of the appropriate material/product standards and performance criteria for special proprietary products. The need for coordinated research projects is outlined for the development of the necessary standards and design requirements. Only with proper documentation will the FRP composites become another material available to the construction marketplace for bridges. An outline for the required research projects is presented for the FRP composites for bridge construction.
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