State-of-the-art of prefabricated FRP composite jackets for structural repair

Mohammed, Ali A. and Manalo, Allan C. and Ferdous, Wahid ORCID: and Zhuge, Yan and Vijay, P. V. and Alkinani, Ashraf Q. and Fam, Amir (2020) State-of-the-art of prefabricated FRP composite jackets for structural repair. Engineering Science and Technology, 23 (5). pp. 1244-1258. ISSN 2215-0986

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Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have attracted significant attention in repairing existing and deteriorating structures since the traditional rehabilitation techniques have several limitations in terms of durability, self-weight and complex installation process. Prefabricated FRP composite jackets are the preferred solution in repairing bridge piles located both underwater and above the waterline as they can be easily placed around the damaged pile to form a robust single-piece repair system. The structural continuity of the jacket in such a repair system is critical for effectively utilising its maximum strength. This study presents an extensive review of the current practices and new opportunities for using prefabricated composite jackets for structural repair. Important design considerations to effectively utilise prefabricated FRP composite jackets in repairing structures are presented and analysed. The review also identifies the challenges and highlights the future directions of research to increase the acceptance and use of emerging composite repair systems.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 06:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: Damage; Structural rehabilitation; Structural repair; Prefabricated FRP composite jacket; Deterioration; FRP; Composites; Jacketing; Joints
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401609 Polymers and plastics
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