Long term performance and fire safety aspect of FRP composites used in building structures

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-585
Journal / PublicationConstruction and Building Materials
Volume126
Online published13 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2016

Abstract

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are widely used in repairing concrete or wood structures. However, the long term performance of FRP-bonded systems can be seriously affected due to the prolonged exposure to aggressive environments. Besides, the fire attack towards FRP is another safety concern in composite structures. This paper shows the recent research developments on (1) the deterioration of FRP-bonded system, (2) the evaluation of interfacial integrity, (3) FRP-reinforced system with excellent durability, and (4) the fire behavior of FRP. Future research perspectives for durability study and recommendations towards fire safety issue upon the use of FRP are also provided.

Research Area(s)

  • Concrete, Durability, Fiber reinforced polymer, Fire, Interface, Long term performance, Nondestructive test