Recommended Design Aspects for Concrete Members Pretensioned with Aramid Fiber Reinforced Polymers

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Title: Recommended Design Aspects for Concrete Members Pretensioned with Aramid Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Author(s): A. Gerritse and L. Taerwe

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 188

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 829-842

Keywords: arapree; design elements; fiber reinforced polymers; pretensioning

Date: 8/1/1999

Abstract:
The development of Arapree, about fifteen years ago in the Netherlands, can be considered as one of the initiatives, which started the use of FRP reinforcement for concrete structures. Today, although no longer produced in the Netherlands, Arapree is still commercially available. Hence, over the years a considerable amount of information on the use of this type of AFRP has become available, including test data and practical experience. Several approaches have been developed regarding the design philosophy. Based on the information available to the authors, and their own experience concerning the use of Arapree, a design philosophy for concrete elements prestressed with Arapree is given in this paper.