Steel-reinforced polymer: An innovative and promising material for strengthening infrastructures

Paolo Casadei, Antonio Nanni, Tarek Alkhrdaji

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Abstract

A new family of composite materials, based on uni-directional, high-strength twisted steel wires of fine diameter, that can be impregnated with thermo-set (SRP) or cementitious (SRG) resin system is now available. This paper discusses two case studies where steel-reinforced polymer materials have been applied: a car part and a bridge. The first reports on tests performed up to failure in full-scale prestressed concrete double-T beams. The second reports on the application of such materials to strengthen a bridge in Missouri, USA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalConcrete Engineering International
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Building and Construction

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