Recent earthquakes throughout the world have demonstrated the vulnerabilities of older reinforced concrete columns to seismic deformation demands. The Snap Tite Composite Column Reinforcement strengthens a concrete column by confining it in an external composite jacket, which prevents the concrete from expanding during seismic activity or prolonged freeze-thaw cycles. The pre-manufactured fiberglass jacket is comprised of glass fibers and corrosion resistant isopolyester resins.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
reinforced concrete, snap tite, composite column reinforcement, construction material
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "SNAP-TITE Composite Column Reinforcement" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 20.