Volume 34, Issue 2 (March 2006)

    Testing Techniques and Tools to Determine Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Rods

    (Received 21 May 2004; accepted 22 August 2005)

    Published Online: 2005

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite bars are corrosion-proof and provide relatively high strength levels when compared with ordinary steel reinforcement. This study aims to provide comprehensive testing techniques that cover a wide range of FRP bar properties. Techniques and tests to determine mechanical properties of FRP bars such as tensile, flexural, compressive, shear, and bond strength were the scope of this study. Linear thermal shrinkage, creep, and fatigue tests were also considered in this research. Newly-developed instruments were used to conduct the developed tests. Most of the developed and modified tests present consistent results that make them good candidates to evaluate characteristics of FRP rods.


    Author Information:

    Elzafraney, M
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Soroushian, P
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


    Stock #: JTE12659

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12659

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    Title Testing Techniques and Tools to Determine Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Rods
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee C27