Hybrid (FRP + steel) reinforcement for concrete structures

Antonio Nanni, Tadashi Okamoto, Masaharu Tanigaki, Markus J. Henneke

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The most popular method to prevent corrosion of steel rebars and prestressing tendons is epoxy coating. This paper presents an alternative approach consisting in the combination of a fiber-reinforced-plastic (FRP) skin bonded to a steel wire core. The FRP skin is braided directly around the steel core, it can be made of various epoxy-impregnated fiber types, and it is fully-bonded to the core. The characteristics of hybrid reinforcement are such that both skin and core have a structural function. Experimental results are given to show the tensile characteristics of hybrid rods. The performance of reinforced concrete beams using conventional steel rebars, FRP rods, and hybrid rods is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials
Subtitle of host publicationPerformance and Prevention of Deficiencies and Failures
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0872628809
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1992 Materials Engineering Congress - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1992Aug 12 1992

Publication series

NameMaterials: Performance and Prevention of Deficiencies and Failures


Other1992 Materials Engineering Congress
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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