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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 928278, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/928278
Research Article

Flexural Fatigue-Life Assessment and Strength Prediction of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Concrete Composites

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144011, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 144011, India

Received 18 January 2014; Accepted 4 March 2014; Published 27 March 2014

Academic Editors: M. R. Howlader, A. O. Neto, J. Provis, Y. Sun, and H. Yoshihara

Copyright © 2014 Raman Bedi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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