||Seminar Will Present Advantages of Fiber-Reinforced
Polymers for Bridges
Fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) can prolong the life of any type
of bridge. Applications of FRP will be discussed at the seminar,
Fiber-Reinforced Polymers to Strengthen and Rehabilitate Bridges,
on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-12 noon, at the Rosen Centre Hotel
in Orlando, Fla.
Part of ASTM December Committee Week activities, the event will
be presented by ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials for the benefit of structural and
maintenance engineers, bridge owners, general contractors, transportation
authorities, and others involved in the rehabilitation of bridges.
FRP has been used since the late 1980s, when research on bridge
columns pointed to its ability to enhance confinement strength,
ductility, and shear capacity. Engineers are now using FRP to
improve shear flexural and axial capacity of beams, girders, walls,
slabs, piles, and other structural elements.
Seminar registration can be done on-site at the ASTM registration
desk. For further technical information, contact the seminar chairman,
Ron Watson, R.J. Watson Inc., Bridge and Structural Engineered Systems, PO
Box 85, East Amherst, NY 14051 (716/741-2166; fax: 716-741-2580).
For Committee D04 meeting or membership information, contact Staff
Manager Dan Smith, ASTM (610/832-9727). //
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