Special Issue "FRP Composites in Structural Concrete"
A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: materials and structures; FRP composites; precast concrete; recycled materials; conservation and strengthening of concrete and stone masonry structures; NDT tests
Interests: fiber reinforced polymers (FRP); concrete; adhesively bonded interfaces; mechanical testing of materials; strengthening of existing structures; durability
The use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) in structural concrete has received considerable interest in the last few decades due to their durability characteristics, high strength–weight and stiffness–weight ratios when compared to other materials. They have been mainly used in the rehabilitation and strengthening of structural elements, such as beams, slabs, columns, walls or connections. However, FRP composites have also been applied in new structural concrete elements as FRP reinforcements, as stay-in-place structural forms, or as prefabricated elements. The FRP composites used in structural concrete are mostly based on carbon fibers, but other fibers such as glass, basalt or aramid have also been subjects of research and applied in the form of wires, rods, bars, profiles, plates, sheets, fabrics, textiles or even in discontinuous fibers.
The research of FRP composites in structural concrete has been dedicated to the experimental, numerical and analytical study of the behaviour of these new materials, when subjected to axial forces, bending moments, shear, torsion, bending with axial forces or punching shear. Phenomena, such as confinement, adhesion or the global performance of the structural elements under the effects of self-weight, live loads or earthquake actions, have been analyzed. Other studies have been devoted to the evaluation of the performance of structural concrete with FRP composites subjected to fire resistance, fatigue and creep tests, or to accelerated environmental tests simulating the salt fog, freeze-thaw cycles, temperature variations or other aggressive agents for these materials.
The behavior of FRP composites in structural concrete requires, nevertheless, further studies and this Special Issue aims to become a forum for active discussion and presentation of new advances concerning this subject. The authors are encouraged to submit innovative contributions on the use of FRP composites in structural concrete. Numerical analyses, analytical solutions and experimental studies involving FRP composites in structural concrete are welcome.Prof. Dr. Carlos Chastre
Dr. Hugo Biscaia
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- FRP composites
- Structural concrete
- Innovative strengthening solutions
- Strengthened structures
- Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars
- Stay-in-place formwork
- Precast structures
- Material characterization
- Numerical, analytical and experimental analyses
- Static response
- Dynamic behaviour
- Adhesively bonded interfaces
- Debonding process
- Fracture mechanics
- Environmental effects