The contents of this course include five recorded presentations from the ACI 2018 Spring Convention:
• Update on the “Blast Design Guidelines for Externally Bonded FRP Applications” Standard, by Jason Florek, Stone Security Engineering
• Blast Design Methodology for FRP Upgrades to Masonry and Reinforced Concrete Walls in the SBEDS Program, by Marlon L. Bazan, Protection Engineering Consultants; and Charles J. Oswald, Protection Engineers Consultants
• Considerations for Design of FRP Retrofitted Walls and Slabs Subjected to Blast Loading, by Eric Jacques, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
• Principles & Rationale in FRP Detailing for Blast Applications, by Zach Smith, Karagozian & Case, Inc.
• Design of CFRP Anchorage to Improve Blast Performance of Mitigated Concrete Slabs, by Sarah Orton, University of Missouri at Columbia
INSTRUCTIONS: Study the materials included in this module. Then, complete and pass the corresponding 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.15 CEU (equivalent to 1.5 PDH). This online course is not approved for credit with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB).
Continuing Education Credit: 0.15 CEU (1.5 PDH)
Approved by AIA and ICC
Access Period: 30 days
ACI Committee 370 and ACI Subcommittee 440-F are jointly developing the standard “Blast Design Guidelines for Externally Bonded FRP Applications” to provide guidance for designing concrete wall panels and concrete with masonry-fill wall panels with an application of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) that are subject to blast loading. Blast analysis including determining flexural resistance and shear resistance capacity of FRP retrofitted to strengthen concrete members to resist blast loads are discussed and tested showing various blast resistance test demonstrations. Good detailing practices to apply FRP to masonry in-fill wall panels spanning concrete supports to maximize flexural capacity. Preferred detailing of top-of-wall and bottom-of-wall anchors are provided to retrofitted FRP walls minimize rupturing or debonding during blast events.
Author: Florek, Bazan, Jacques, Smith, Orton
Categories: Anchors, Detailing, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete, Masonry
Formats: Online Learning
Table of Contents
1. Describe proposed upgrades tentatively titled ACI 370R- “Blast Design Guidelines for Externally Bonded FRP Applications”. Presentations discuss upgraded designs of FRP retrofitted concrete wall panels and concrete with in-fill masonry wall panels applied to one or both panel sides and enhanced effect in resisting blast loads.
2. Describe externally bonded FRP strengthening advantages to reinforced concrete slabs subject to blast loading.
3. Explain good column and wall detailing practices to improve effectiveness of FRP strengthening of columns and walls.
4. Recall FRP blast and impact resistant applications for non-slab geometries such as columns, box sections, and catching systems.
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