Static and dynamic response of CFRP-strengthened concrete structures

W. J. Cantwell, K. Smith

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The static and impact properties of composite-strengthened concretes were compared, and the effect of the strengthening laminate thickness on the load-bearing capacity of these structures was assessed. Low-velocity impact tests on the strengthened and unstrengthened concretes indicated that bonding a thin composite laminate can greatly enhanced the dynamic properties of concrete structures. Flexural strength of concrete was enhanced by bonding of carbon fiber reinforced plastic skin to the lower surface of beam-like structures.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999


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