International Journal of Polymer Science

Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction


Publishing date
10 Feb 2017
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Sep 2016

Lead Editor

1Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

2Curtin University Sarawak, Miri, Malaysia

3Marquette University, Milwaukee, USA

4Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK


Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction

Description

In recent years, advanced fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have become increasingly popular following the rapid growth in structural applications in construction around the world. Since carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) has a high strength-to-weight ratio and basalt fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) has a high performance-to-cost ratio in comparison with other FRP composites, they have been most commonly utilized in construction both for new structures and for strengthening/rehabilitation of existing buildings and bridges. Despite their widespread use, their full potential has still not been realized because of a number of fundamental concerns including high material costs, durability issues, bonding integrity, long-term interaction between loading and damage, and gaps in the development of standards for practice. The long-term durability of the FRP strengthened existing structures is currently a crucial issue. Environmental factors, such as wet/dry cycles, freeze-thaw action, and exposure to aggressive environments, may affect both the interfacial bonding and the polymer material, leading to a decrease in the performances of the strengthened structures. Meanwhile, combining FRP with traditional materials such as steel and concrete to create innovative structural forms that are cost-effective and of high performance is a major research focus in the use of FRP in new construction.

The main aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for the dissemination and discussion of recent research and achievements which address the issues in this topic from the theoretical and practical viewpoints. Reports on theoretical as well as experimental investigations are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials and products
  • Seismic retrofit of structures
  • Bond behavior
  • Strengthening of concrete, steel, masonry, and timber structures
  • Durability
  • Design codes/guidelines

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9218529
  • - Editorial

Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites for Structural Applications in Construction

Jun Deng | Marcus M. K. Lee | ... | Giuseppina Amato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3832468
  • - Research Article

Prestress Loss of CFL in a Prestressing Process for Strengthening RC Beams

Xinyan Guo | Dong Liu | ... | Xiaohong Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5156189
  • - Research Article

Bond-Slip Behavior of Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bar in Concrete Subjected to Simulated Marine Environment: Effects of BFRP Bar Size, Corrosion Age, and Concrete Strength

Yongmin Yang | Zhaoheng Li | ... | Qijun Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6272754
  • - Research Article

Study on Axial Compressive Capacity of FRP-Confined Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes and Its Comparisons with Other Composite Structural Systems

Jun Deng | Yifeng Zheng | ... | Hui Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4262703
  • - Research Article

Combined Effects of Curing Temperatures and Alkaline Concrete on Tensile Properties of GFRP Bars

Wen-rui Yang | Xiong-jun He | ... | Li Dai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4031565
  • - Research Article

Bond-Slip Models for FPR-Concrete Interfaces Subjected to Moisture Conditions

Justin Shrestha | Dawei Zhang | Tamon Ueda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1247949
  • - Research Article

Fatigue Crack Propagation Behavior of RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP under High Temperature and High Humidity Environment

Dongyang Li | Peiyan Huang | ... | Xinyan Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5691278
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties of Steel-FRP Composite Bars under Tensile and Compressive Loading

Zeyang Sun | Yu Tang | ... | Xiaoyuan He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5832130
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study on Bond Behavior of FRP-Concrete Interface in Hygrothermal Environment

X. H. Zheng | P. Y. Huang | ... | J. L. Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1790585
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Behavior and Chloride Penetration of Precracked Reinforced Concrete Beams with Externally Bonded CFRP Exposed to Marine Environment

Yan Xie | Kunhua Guan | ... | Qichen Wang
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