Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using FRP Composites
FRP strengthening of existing structures can involve complex evaluation, design, and detailing processes. The solution also requires a good understanding of the existing structural conditions along with the materials used to repair the structure prior to FRP installation.
Using FRP materials can lower the cost of repairs and provide a more durable solution, but specifying the correct FRP material is crucial when working in an aggressive environment.
In an article for Structure Magazine, Tarek Alkradaji, Ph.D., P.E. details how to determine the suitability of FRP for a strengthening project through understanding what FRP is, the advantages it offers, and, more importantly, its limitations