Experimental Studies and Application of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) in Civil Infrastructure Systems: A State-of-the-Art Review

Jorge Albuja-Sánchez, Andreina Damián-Chalán, Daniela Escobar

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The application of FRPs in civil infrastructure has increased, particularly in the last 20 years. FRPs have gained importance because of their resistance to harsh environments, high strength-to-weight ratio, and good corrosion resistance, and they are faster and easier to apply than other traditional methods. The rehabilitation of structures is the main area in which FRPs have been developed, because they have allowed for compliance with architectural restraints in historic structures. This review is a compilation of the research conducted on the laboratory and field applications of FRPs, highlighting the different applied methods, installation difficulties, and failure modes of FRPs. Moreover, this review compares studies on the types of fibers such as CFRPs, GFRPs, and AFRPs, and their effects would affect the mechanical properties of civil infrastructure and the durability characteristics of civil infrastructure in challenging environmental conditions. In addition, this review focuses on the modification of the mechanical properties of structural elements using different methods of installing FRPs, including externally bonded reinforcement (EBR), and their main problem: debonding failure before the ultimate load.

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Número de artículo250
EstadoPublicada - 16 ene. 2024

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