Myriad convention center floor system reinforcement

Tim Hogue, Robert C. Cornforth, Antonio Nanni

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Scopus citations


It was determined that additional flexural strength, ductility and crack-control, and shear strength were needed in the Myriad convention center unbonded post-tensioned street-level floor system. Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement was designed to correct the insufficiencies. The challenge in the project, aside from the mechanics unique to FRP reinforcement, was to present the design in such a way as to allow and encourage as many bidders as possible to bid on the construction. In particular, since there are no standardized properties for any given type of FRP, the possibility that not all bids would involve the same properties had to be accommodated-especially in the flexural design. Generally, for each strengthening location, two flexural designs were completed: one giving required FRP force level at minimum ultimate FRP strain and one required FRP force level on concrete crushing at the limit state of failure, the latter associated FRP ultimate strain termed "High-Threshold" ultimate strain. Required force level for any ultimate strain could then be obtained by linear interpolation. Ability to use FRP for shear reinforcement was limited due to low available beam stem development length. Both glass, with restrictions, and carbon FRP were allowed for shear reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th International Symposium - Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete Structures
EditorsCharles W. Dolan, Sami H. Rizkalla, Antonio Nanni
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780870316876
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete Structures - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Oct 31 1999Nov 5 1999

Publication series

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


Conference4th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete Structures
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Beams
  • Design
  • Fiber reinforced polymers
  • Post-tensioning
  • Strain
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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