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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 498378, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/498378
Research Article

Performance of Sprayed Fiber Reinforced Polymer Strengthened Timber Beams

Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, 6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4

Received 26 July 2010; Revised 8 October 2010; Accepted 12 October 2010

Academic Editor: Krystyn J. Van Vliet

Copyright © 2010 S. Talukdar and N. Banthia. 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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