Volume 22, Issue 4 (July 1994)

    Bond Tests of Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Bars in Concrete

    (Received 25 June 1993; accepted 13 January 1994)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) bars for concrete reinforcement have been commercially available for several years. The main advantage of such bar relative to the conventional steel reinforcing bars is their resistance to corrosion. The reinforced plastic bars are slightly different from the conventional steel bars both geometrically and mechanically. Thus, research is needed to understand their behavior and to be able to use them in concrete reinforcement with adequate reliability. Bond strength of reinforced plastic bars in concrete is one of the mechanical and behavioral differences with the steel bars. This paper presents the results of pullout and beam tests conducted to determine the bond stress-slip behavior of FRP bars in concrete.


    Author Information:

    Larralde, J
    Assistant professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Silva-Rodriguez, R
    graduate students, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Burdette, J
    graduate students, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Harris, B
    graduate students, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


    Stock #: JTE11844J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11844J

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    Title Bond Tests of Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Bars in Concrete
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee C09