Design guidelines for the strengthening of existing structures with FRP in Italy

Luigi Ascione, Andrea Benedetti, Roberto Frassine, Gaetano Manfredi, Giorgio Monti, Antonio Nanni, Carlo Poggi, Elio Sacco

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Abstract

A regulatory document was issued by the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy on the use of FRP for strengthening structures: 'Instructions for Design, Execution and Control of Strengthening Interventions by Means of Fibre-reinforced Composites' (2004). Emphasis is also given to specific requirements for seismic applications. This document, described in more details in the paper, sets for the first time in Italy some standards for production, design and application of FRP for reinforced concrete and masonry constructions. It is also conceived with an informative and educational spirit, which is crucial for the dissemination, in the professional sphere, of the mechanical and technological knowledge needed for an aware and competent use of such materials. The document is the result of a remarkable joint effort of almost all professors and researchers involved in this emerging and promising field, from 15 universities, of the technical managers of major production and application companies, and of the representatives of public and private companies that use FRP for strengthening artifacts. Thus, the resulting FRP code naturally incorporates the experience and knowledge gained in ten years of studies, researches and applications of FRP in Italy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures
EditorsCarol K. Shield, John P. Busel, Stephanie L. Walkup, Doug D. Gremel
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Pages481-497
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780870311895
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Symposium on Fiber- Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete Structures, FRPRCS 2005 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2005Nov 10 2005

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
VolumeSP-230
ISSN (Print)0193-2527

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium on Fiber- Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete Structures, FRPRCS 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period11/6/0511/10/05

Keywords

  • Design guidelines
  • Fiber-reinforced polymers
  • Masonry structures
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Seismic strengthening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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