Strengthening of steel structures with fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Teng, J. G., Yu, T. and Fernando, D. (2012) Strengthening of steel structures with fiber-reinforced polymer composites. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 78 6: 131-143. doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2012.06.011

Author Teng, J. G.
Yu, T.
Fernando, D.
Title Strengthening of steel structures with fiber-reinforced polymer composites
Journal name Journal of Constructional Steel Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0143-974X
Publication date 2012-11-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.jcsr.2012.06.011
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 78
Issue 6
Start page 131
End page 143
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Over the past two decades, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have gradually gained wide acceptance in civil engineering applications due to their unique advantages including their high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. In particular, many possibilities of using FRP in the strengthening and construction of concrete structures have been explored. More recently, the use of FRP to strengthen existing steel structures has received much attention. This paper starts with a critical discussion of the use of FRP in the strengthening of steel structures where the advantages of FRP are appropriately exploited. The paper then provides a critical review and interpretation of existing research on FRP-strengthened steel structures. Topics covered by the review include steel surface preparation for adhesive bonding, selection of a suitable adhesive, bond behavior between FRP and steel and its appropriate modeling, flexural strengthening of steel beams, fatigue strengthening of steel structures, strengthening of thin-walled steel structures against local buckling, and strengthening of hollow or concrete-filled steel tubes through external FRP confinement. The paper concludes with comments on future research needs.
Keyword Steel structures
FRP composites
Composite materials
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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