Use of CFRP for rehabilitation of steel structures: a review

Tawfik, Qaidar and Karunasena, Warna (Karu) (2010) Use of CFRP for rehabilitation of steel structures: a review. In: 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 11-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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One of the main problems facing steel structures is corrosion which effectively reduces total section area of steel members thus leading to elevated stresses in the corroded area. Moreover, increase in the service load of metallic structures, such as bridges, as a result of civil development can aggravate the problem. The need for economical and fast rehabilitation solutions reflects the importance of using carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) as a repair material. This paper reviews the previous work in this area and shows the structural advantages that can be obtained, along with reducing the cost, through application of CFRP on construction steelworks. A brief conclusion summarizes the benefits and drawbacks of this technique and the paper will serve as a good guide for many engineers who are interested in this topic.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 05:22
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibre reinforced polymer (FRP), carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP), rehabilitation, steel structures, retrofit.
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design

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