Fire Performance of FRP Systems for Infrastructure: A State-of-the-Art Report

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-179
Physical description59 p.
SubjectFibre-reinforced polymers (FRP); Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP)
AbstractWidespread deterioration of infrastructure resulting from corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete has led recently to the use of fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) in a number of infrastructure applications. A significant research effort over the past fifteen years has shown that FRP materials can be effectively used to reinforce and/or strengthen deteriorated or under strength reinforced concrete structures. However, the performance of FRP materials in fire remains a serious concern, which needs to be addressed before these materials can be used with confidence in applications where fire endurance is a design criterion (i.e. buildings, parking garages, etc.). This report presents a review of the literature with respect to the fire and high temperature behaviour of FRP composites as is relevant to the design and construction of FRP-strengthened or reinforced concrete structures.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-16613
NPARC number20377587
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Record identifier328b0591-d13b-4e51-b3cc-11072c241d0d
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-06-15
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