Certificate Program: Designing Concrete Structures Reinforced with GFRP Bars Using the ACI CODE-440.11-22

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Co-sponsored by NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials. The primary purpose of this program is to educate attendees on ACI CODE 440.11-22 and the application of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) reinforced concrete in the construction industry. ACI 440.11-22 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete Reinforced with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars” is a newly developed design code for new concrete structures reinforced with GFRP bars. It is based on ACI 318 code requirements for steel-reinforced concrete but modifies ACI 318 code requirements for the specific use of GFRP reinforcing bars as an alternative to steel reinforcing bars. It addresses construction and material requirements, structural systems, members, and strength and serviceability requirements. Among the subjects covered are design and construction for strength, serviceability, and durability; load combinations, load factors, and strength reduction factors; structural analysis methods; deflection limits; development and splicing of reinforcement; construction document information; and field inspection and testing.

This program will provide a basic overview of FRP reinforcing bar properties, where they are commonly used, and how other specifications and standards from ACI and ASTM provide the basic foundation on which the new code has been developed. A discussion on where the code puts limits on the types of structures that can be reinforced with GFRP and where the code does and does not apply will be presented. The program will then provide detailed discussion on the engineering of GFRP reinforced concrete for various member types (including beams, columns, slabs, walls, and connections); determining flexural, shear, torsional, and axial strength of members reinforced with GFRP; and detailing GFRP bars for serviceability and durability. In all presentations, specific differences in designing with GFRP reinforcement versus steel reinforcement will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the basic material performance properties of GFRP reinforcing bars and how they compare to traditional steel reinforcement.

2. Learn where the new ACI code for GFRP reinforced concrete applies, what the limitations are for using this code are, and how it relates to other standards from ACI and ASTM.

3. Understand the basic mechanics of GFRP reinforced concrete in flexure, shear, axial compression, and torsion; how it compares to steel reinforced concrete; and the associated code requirements.

4. Be able to use the basic principles presented to design concrete beams, slabs (one-way and two-way), columns, walls, and connections reinforced with GFRP bars per the code requirements.


Document Details

Author: Shield, Brown, Tomlinson, Gold, Pease

Publication Year: 2023


Categories: Construction Practices, Design, Detailing, Inspection, Reinforcement, Testing

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

On-demand courses included in the Designing Concrete Structures Reinforced with GFRP Bars Using the ACI CODE-440.11-22 Certificate Program:

1. ACI CODE-440.11-22: Overview of GFRP Reinforced Concrete (1 PDH)

2. ACI CODE-440.11-22: Serviceability and Flexural Design of GFRP Reinforced Concrete (1.5 PDH)

3. ACI CODE-440.11-22: Shear and Torsion Design of GFRP Reinforced Concrete (1.5 PDH)

4. ACI CODE-440.11-22: Requirements for GFRP Reinforced Concrete Columns, Fire, and Structural Analysis (1 PDH)

5. ACI SPEC-440.5-22: Handling and Placing of GFRP Reinforcement (1 PDH)


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