Monograph on Durability of FRPs in Civil Infrastructure

As FRPs (fibre reinforced polymers) are becoming more common in replacing steel as a material of choice in both rehabilitation and construction, it became evident that it was necessary to develop a set of guidelines for the design and construction industry regarding material and bonding selection for various applications to ensure durability of the construction facility. With this in mind, ISIS Canada spearheaded an initiative to create a monograph entitled Durability of Fibre Reinforced Polymers in Civil Infrastructure, to fill this need.

In spite of the increasing acceptance of the use of FRPs in civil structures, a number of questions remain unanswered. One pressing issue on the user’s mind is the durability of the FRPs themselves. Because FRPs may be produced by numerous techniques including filament winding, pultrusion, resin transfer molding, contact molding, compression molding, etc., the influence of the manufacturing process on durability remains obscured. The influence of various inert or active additives added to the polymeric phase such as fillers, plasticizers, stabilizers, and sizing and other coatings placed on fibres, also requires more study.

The Durability of Fibre Reinforced Polymers in Civil Infrastructure monograph addresses all the key issues surrounding the use of FRPs for civil applications.

This manual is available as a web download or a bound hard copy at a cost of $100.  Please download the order form from the link below and fax or email choboter@ms.umanitoba.ca.

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