EBR Strengthening Technique for Concrete, Long-Term Behaviour and Historical Survey†
AbstractEpoxy bonded steel plates (externally bonded reinforcemen: EBR) for the strengthening of concrete structures were introduced to the construction industry in the late 1960s, and the use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) was introduced in the 1990s, which means that these techniques have already been used in construction for 50 and 25 years, respectively. In the first part of the paper, a historical survey of the development and introduction of these strengthening techniques into the construction industry are presented. The monitoring of such applications in construction is very important and gives more confidence to this strengthening technique. Therefore, in the second part of the paper, two long-term monitoring campaigns over an extraordinarily long duration will be presented. Firstly, a 47-year monitoring campaign on a concrete beam with an epoxy bonded steel plate and, secondly, a 20-year monitoring campaign on a road bridge with epoxy bonded CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced polymers) strips are described. The paper is an expanded version of the paper presented at the SMAR2017 Conference. View Full-Text
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Czaderski, C.; Meier, U. EBR Strengthening Technique for Concrete, Long-Term Behaviour and Historical Survey. Polymers 2018, 10, 77.
Czaderski C, Meier U. EBR Strengthening Technique for Concrete, Long-Term Behaviour and Historical Survey. Polymers. 2018; 10(1):77.Chicago/Turabian Style
Czaderski, Christoph; Meier, Urs. 2018. "EBR Strengthening Technique for Concrete, Long-Term Behaviour and Historical Survey." Polymers 10, no. 1: 77.
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