Journal Published Online: 01 July 1994
Volume 22, Issue 4

Bond Tests of Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Bars in Concrete



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.

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Larralde, J
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Silva-Rodriguez, R
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Burdette, J
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Harris, B
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Pages: 9
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11844J