Fiber reinforced polymer strengthening in construction materials

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Authors
Lorenzana, Chad.
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Date of Issue
2006-05
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Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
Abstract
The United States has experienced an increase in the need for structural repair, especially in its public transportation infrastructure. At the same time, societal requirements to keep these structures open have placed pressure on facility engineers to perform rapid retrofits which entail minimal disruption to these systems. This need has brought the use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) to the forefront, as its properties have proven to be invaluable in other industries such as boating, aircraft, and recreation. Its high strength-to-weight ratio, non-corrosive nature, relatively simple application techniques, and non-invasive application procedures have moved FRPs to the top of the list compared to its strengthening contemporaries, mainly steel, in terms of structural retrofits.
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Thesis
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CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document
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University of Washington
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Contract number: N62271-97-G-0075.
CIVINS
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58 p. : ill.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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