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An Overview of Research Needs Concerning the Performance of Fiber Reinforced (FR) Composite Retrofit Systems for Buildings and Infrastructure

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Author(s)

Jazalyn Dukes, David Goodwin, Siamak Sattar, Li Piin Sung

Abstract

FR composites have become popular for use as retrofit solutions for buildings and infrastructure due to their ease of application, lightweight properties, and corrosion resistance. However, there are still many research needs in this area that hinder wider adoption of FRP retrofit solutions and limit the understanding of initial and long-term performance of FRP-retrofitted systems and structures. This paper provides a summary of an extensive literature review conducted by the authors to identify the state-of-the-art of FR composites, FRP retrofitted structures, and the guidelines and standards that address the testing, evaluation, and design of these systems. This paper also summarizes the research needs identified during a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) workshop that convened a group of experts in industry, academia, and manufacturing of FRP composites. An overview of the research needs that received the highest ranking during the workshop are presented in this paper. Implementation of these ranked research needs by the FR composite research community, including NIST, will serve to impact and advance the field of FRP retrofit of buildings and infrastructure.
Citation
ACI Special Publication
Volume
351

Keywords

fiber reinforced polymers (FRP), infrastructure, retrofit, durability, resilience

Citation

Dukes, J. , Goodwin, D. , Sattar, S. and Sung, L. (2022), An Overview of Research Needs Concerning the Performance of Fiber Reinforced (FR) Composite Retrofit Systems for Buildings and Infrastructure, ACI Special Publication, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932476 (Accessed July 1, 2022)
Created April 1, 2022, Updated April 6, 2022