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Bridges & Structures

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Technology

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite has been recognized as a class of material used for both existing structures and new construction.

For existing structures, bridge strengthening techniques using FRP composites are employed by bridge owners and bridge engineers to restore capacity or add capacity for a bridge to remain open to legal and unrestricted loads. FRP gives owners and engineers the ability to provide solutions to address emergency situations in a timely manner.

For new construction, lightweight and corrosion resistance are the advantages of FRP composite bridge decks, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) pre-stressing strands, Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) rebars, and FRP pultruded structural members.

Updated: 04/02/2020
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