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FRP Library

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Materials for Bridges
2.5 Hour Full Presentation Outline

  1. History on the development of FRP composites
  2. Bridge/Structural applications of FRP (from Europe, Japan and USA)
  3. Manufacturing processes
  4. Characteristics of FRP, advantages and disadvantages of its use
  5. Basics in FRP composites and materials
  6. Design considerations using FRP
  7. Design, construction and service issues on FRP
  8. Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Funding Program

The above sessions will provide a good background for structural engineers to get started learning about the FRP technology. The presentation could be modified for a 30-60 minutes length to cover a little of all of the above topics for the general and management audience.

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Updated: 08/08/2013
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