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Polymers 2018, 10(3), 247; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10030247

Durability Issues and Challenges for Material Advancements in FRP Employed in the Construction Industry

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Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Institute of Archaeological Heritage—Monuments and Sites, CNR–IBAM, Prov.le Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Received: 8 February 2018 / Revised: 24 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 28 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from "SMAR 2017")
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The use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for the rehabilitation of buildings or other infrastructure is increasingly becoming an effective and popular solution, being able to overcome some of the drawbacks experienced with traditional interventions and/or traditional materials. The knowledge of long-term performance and of durability behavior of FRP, in terms of their degradation/aging causes and mechanisms taking place in common as well as in harsh environmental conditions, still represents a critical issue for a safe and advantageous implementation of such advanced materials. The research of new and better performing materials in such fields is somewhat limited by practical and economical constrains and, as a matter of fact, is confined to an academic argument. View Full-Text
Keywords: aging; cold-cured epoxy resins; durability; service conditions; weathering; wet lay-up applications aging; cold-cured epoxy resins; durability; service conditions; weathering; wet lay-up applications
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Frigione, M.; Lettieri, M. Durability Issues and Challenges for Material Advancements in FRP Employed in the Construction Industry. Polymers 2018, 10, 247.

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