Test Methods for FRP-Concrete Systems Subjected to Mechanical Loads: State of the Art Review

Antonio Nanni, T. E. Boothby, C. E. Bakis

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This report addresses the methodology for determining the long-term behavior of bridge structures reinforced with fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) rods. In particular, a review of the existing literature on what has been done and what needs to be done for the development of accelerated test methods, with emphasis on mechanical loads, is presented. The focus of the report is on new, bonded FRP reinforcement for concrete bridge structures. Companion reports address stand-alone FRP systems subjected to mechanical loads, and stand-alone FRP and FRP-concrete systems subjected to environmental loads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-558
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes



  • accelerated aging
  • bond
  • concrete
  • concrete reinforcement
  • fatigue
  • fiber reinforced plastic
  • highway structures
  • mechanical loads
  • mechanical properties
  • pull-out
  • standards
  • test methods
  • thermal effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials

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