Accession Number : ADA331168

Title :   Demonstration of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composite Rebar on a Full-Scale Concrete Bridge Deck.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Trovillion, Johnathan C. ; GangaRao, Hota V. ; Kumar, Sanjeev V. ; Thippeswamy, Hemanth K. ; Yoe, Lena

PDF Url : ADA331168

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : This report describes work conducted as part of a Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) project intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) reinforcement bars used in a fill I-scale bridge deck. The main benefit of FRP over mild steel reinforcement is its resistance to corrosive environments, which could significantly extend the service life of various reinforced concrete structures. A bridge needing replacement was identified near McKinleyville, WV, and the replacement was designed and constructed using FRP rebar instead of steel. This report describes the design methodologies necessary for utilizing FRP rebars in concrete reinforcement, and uses the actual replacement McKinleyville bridge deck design as an example. Also included are descriptions of activities by various research and standards organizations working to develop material specifications and design criteria for using FRP rebars as concrete reinforcement.

Descriptors :   *REINFORCED CONCRETE, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, CONSTRUCTION, CORROSION RESISTANCE, BRIDGES.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE