Bond evaluation of environmentally conditioned GFRP/concrete systems

S. U. Al-Dulaijan, Antonio Nanni, M. M. Al-Zahrani, C. E. Bakis, T. E. Boothby

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The objective of this study is to establish the effect of accelerated environmental conditioning on the pull-out behavior of glass/vinylester FRP reinforced concrete systems and to relate these effects to observed physico-mechanical properties of the reinforcement rods. Three rod types with different surface configurations were used in this study. Environmental conditioning consisted of immersing the FRP/concrete specimens in a solution with high pH and temperature for 28 days. Tests such as FRP/concrete direct pull-out, FRP sonic resonance, and FRP short beam shear strength were carried out. Considerable reductions in bond strength and FRP mechanical properties were observed in all rod types.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Montreal August 1996
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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