As the United States infrastructure gets older, the need for repair and rehabilitation increases. Most of the constructed facilities are deteriorating at a rate faster than they can be repaired. Thermal setting resins and fiber rods and sheets are being used to repair and upgrade structural systems. High-strength FRP fabric can be wrapped with relative ease around a bridge pier, a concrete column, or a concrete beams. They are primarily used to stiffen columns and beams and to repair deteriorated concrete components.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
fiber reinforced plastic, construction material, frp, repair method
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "New Infrastructure Repair Method - Fiber Reinforced Plastics" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 26.