Design of Marine Dock Using Concrete Mixed with Seawater and FRP Bars

Vanessa Benzecry, Marco Rossini, Carlos Morales, Steven Nolan, Antonio Nanni

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This paper discusses the design of a marine dock in Miami, Florida reconstructed after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017. This pioneering structure implements accelerated bridge construction methods using prefabricated bridge elements and systems. The structure is made of precast concrete members with basalt fiber-reinforced polymer and glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars, and concrete mixed with seawater. The structure is designed to withstand hurricane loading and the choice of materials is intended to leverage sustainability and resilience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number05020006
JournalJournal of Composites for Construction
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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