AFRP retrofitting of RC structures in Japan

Shinozaki, H. and Pandey, G. R. and Mutsuyoshi, H. and Aravinthan, T. (2008) AFRP retrofitting of RC structures in Japan. In: 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM20): Futures in Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 2-5 Dec 2008, Toowoomba, Australia.

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In Japan, many reinforced concrete (RC) bridge structures that were designed and constructed before the introduction of the modern seismic design codes collapsed in the 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu Earthquake and the 2004 Niigataken-Tyuetsu Earthquake. Following the lessons learnt from these severe earthquakes, proper strengthening schemes were implemented for many existing structures to meet the requirements of the new performance-based earthquake resistant design codes. The application of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) for strengthening techniques has drawn wide attention due to its advantages such as high strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and ease of execution. This paper introduces current issues related to the deficient RC structural members in Japan and provides an overview of latest innovations in the technology and application of FRP sheets in structural retrofitting. Recent developments on the usage of mechanical anchorage system in strengthening beams of RC bridge frames with externally bonded AFRP sheets is also presented.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 11:57
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: fiber reinforced polymer; bridges; bridge repair; bonded AFRP sheets
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials

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