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Guide for the Design and Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars

American Concrete Institute has published the design guidelines for Construction of Structural Concrete Reinforced with FRP Bars. This guide offers general information on the history and use of FRP reinforcement, a description of the unique material properties of FRP, and guidelines for the construction and design of structural concrete members reinforced with FRP bars.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

This guide is based on the knowledge gained from worldwide experimental research, analytical work, and field applications of FRP reinforcement.

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials have emerged as an alternative material for producing reinforcing bars for concrete structures. FRP reinforcing bars offer advantages over steel reinforcement in that FRP bars are noncorrosive, and some FRP bars are nonconductive.

Due to other differences in the physical and mechanical behavior of FRP materials versus steel, unique guidance on the engineering and construction of concrete structures reinforced with FRP bars is needed. Other countries, such as Japan and Canada, have established design and construction guidelines specifically for the use of FRP bars as concrete reinforcement.

American Concrete Institute (ACI Committee 440)

Countries: Canada

Industries: Construction

Terms: Composite materials

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