Externally bonded fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composites may be used to strengthen reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures when there is an increase in load requirements. However, rapid in situ load testing is still needed to verify that the strengthening method is performing as designed. A specific case study is presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of in situ load testing. The study involved a slab of parking garage reinforced with steel gunite beams to correct a deficiency in the number of steel tendons along the east-west alignment of the building.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction