Special Issue "Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Civil Engineering"
A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)
Prof. Radhouane Masmoudi
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
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Interests: fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP); FRP-reinforced concrete structures; FRP testing; FRP utility applications; numerical modelling; thermal effects on FRP-reinforced concrete structures; high-performance hybrid FRP-concrete structural members
Fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) or advanced composite materials for concrete and masonry structures, were introduced as an alternative to conventional steel reinforcement, because of their high durability in harsh environmental conditions and their high strength-to-weight ratio. Thirty years ago, the world’s ageing concrete infrastructure compelled research to focus on providing economic solutions to extend the service life and upgrade the seismic and structural performance of concrete and masonry structures. While tremendous research achievements—in terms of testing and modelling the performance of FRP reinforcements for civil engineering applications—have been accomplished and led to the development of several codes and design guidelines worldwide, there is still an urgent need for experimental and analytical modelling under realistic environmental conditions, as well as accurate modelling of long-term performance.
This Special Issue of the Journal of Composites Science invites innovative contributions on the use of FRP reinforcements for concrete and masonry infrastructure. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- FRP reinforcements, innovative fibers, polymers and manufacturing processes
- FRP internal reinforcements, FRP external reinforcement, FRP for pre- and post-tensioned applications
- Concrete-filled FRP tubes/hybrid structural members using FRP and other materials
- Structural behavior of FRP-reinforced concrete structures
- Bond behavior of FRP reinforcements
- Durability, long-term performance of FRP reinforcements
- Extreme loads: fire, impact and blast loadings
- Strengthening of concrete, steel, masonry and timber structures
- Seismic retrofit of structures
- Smart FRP structures/instrumentation
- Life-cycle analysis
- Field applications
- Codes/design standards/design guidelines
Prof. Radhouane Masmoudi
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- fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcements
- advanced composite materials
- civil engineering
- concrete, masonry infrastructure
- innovative materials
- field applications
- life-cycle analysis of FRP-reinforced structures