FRPexamplesThe use of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) as structural reinforcement gains more and more interest in construction practice world-wide.These FRP materials are advanced composites made of continuous non-metallic fibres with high strength and stiffness embedded in a resin matrix. Due to excellent properties such as eg. high strength, low weight and non susceptibility to galvanic corrosion, these FRP materials can be used for new structures (reinforced and prestressed concrete) as well as for the rehabilitation of existing structures (external FRP reinforcement bonding, FRP external post-tensioning, near surface mounted FRP reinforcement, textile reinforced mortar).

Continuing efforts in material development and research activities, with strong links to engineering practice, make FRP reinforcement where it stands today: a viable alternative to classical types of reinforcement, offering many potentials. Extensive research on the use of FRP in concrete structures started in Europe about 30 years ago and resulted, for example, in the world's first highway bridge using FRP post-tensioning cables in Germany in 1986. Clearly, a long way has been gone from these first applications and still much is to be done to stimulate the implementation and use of structural FRP reinforcement.

fibT51 online meeting June

June 2020 /// fibT5.1 members are gathering online on 30 June 2020. Info is available to the members through the intranet.

fibT51 online meeting November

November 2020 /// fibT5.1 members are gathering online on 13 November 2020. Info is available to the members through the intranet.

fibT5.1 presents B90 @ Napoli

November 2019 /// We had a fruitful meeting at Napoli, including a workshop to present B90. Watch playlist of this workshop here.