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Title: FRP composites as an alternative material to strengthen,upgrade and repair infrastructure
Authors: Alsayed, Saleh
Al-Salloum, Yousef
Almusallam, Tarek
Keywords: FRP Sheets
Composites
Flexural Members
Columns
Walls
External Reinforcement
Pipes
Civil Engineering
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference: 3; 291-302
Abstract: The major part of the infrastructure components of Saudi Arabia was built in the last 30 years and the cost was hundreds of billions of Saudi Riyals. Unfortunately, great part of that infrastructure was built in the absence of local design codes that consider the influence of local conditions, adequate supervision and lack of quality control. Therefore, a significant part of the beautifully constructed structures is now suffering from an accelerated deterioration. This was further aggravated by the severe weather of the country. As part of the effort in evaluating the suitability of the available alternatives to increase the span life of the infrastructure, several research projects were funded by several governmental agencies. This paper presents some details about a big project that was funded to investigate the suitability of using fiberreinforced polymer composites to repair, strengthen and/or upgrade beams, columns, walls and pipes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4776
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