Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair by Yail Jimmy Kim

By Yail Jimmy Kim

Advanced composite fabrics for bridge buildings are famous as a promising substitute to standard building fabrics similar to metal.

After an introductory evaluate and an evaluation of the features of bonds among composites and quasi-brittle constructions, Advanced Composites in Bridge building and Repair stories using complex composites within the layout and development of bridges, together with harm id and using huge rupture pressure fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. the second one a part of the publication provides key purposes of FRP composites in bridge building and service, together with using all-composite superstructures for speeded up bridge development, engineered cementitious composites for bridge decks, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composites for cable-stayed bridges and for fix of deteriorated bridge substructures, and at last using FRP composites within the sustainable alternative of getting old bridge superstructures.

Advanced Composites in Bridge development and Repair is a technical advisor for engineering execs requiring an knowing of using composite fabrics in bridge construction.

  • Reviews key functions of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in bridge building and repair
  • Summarizes key fresh study within the suitability of complex composite fabrics for bridge buildings as a substitute to traditional development materials

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Because it is light compared with a steel and concrete pedestrian bridge, the FRP pedestrian bridge does not require heavy equipment for transporting and installing. Its corrosion resistance also reduces its life cycle cost. Therefore, an FRP pedestrian bridge will be seen as a very attractive option when an old pedestrian bridge needs to be replaced or a new one needs to be built. , 2005). This has given bridge engineers and bridge owners the confidence to increase its application in areas where steel reinforcement corrosion is a serious problem, such as traditional steelreinforced concrete bridge decks.

Liu, J. and Smith, A. (2010) In-Situ Monitoring and Testing of IBRC Bridges in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, report No. WHRP 10-09. Goldsworthy, B. (1954) ‘The continuous extrusion of RP’, Proceedings of the 9th SPI RPD Conference, Chicago, 3–5 February, Section 13. J. and Meggers, D. (2005) ‘Acoustic emission monitoring and analysis of glass fiber-reinforced composites bridge decks’, Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 713–721. Guan, H. M. (2006) ‘Web-based structural health monitoring of an FRP composite bridge’, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol.

Longitudinal strength of an FRP tendon is approximately ten times greater than radial strength). Various types of anchor systems have been developed to effectively prestress FRP tendons (Fig. , 1996; Sayed-Ahmed and Shrive, 1998), and bond type (Zhang and Benmokrane, 2002) anchors. Further details of anchorage are available elsewhere (ACI, 2004). Typical prestressing levels are 50–65% of the ultimate strength for AFRP and CFRP tendons, respectively (ACI, 2004). The reason is owing to the stress-rupture of FRP tendons, which may result in abrupt failure of FRP-prestressed concrete members subjected to long-term load.

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