July 13, 2017

The Need Reinforced Concrete is commonly used building material for the construction of several types of structures. As concrete is strong in compression and weak in tensile, steel rebars are usually provided as an effective and cost-efficient reinforcement to resist t...

The pioneering efforts by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) paved the way for the acceptance of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites in the International Building Code (IBC) in 2009 as a construction material both interior and exterior, thro...

February 16, 2017

Fiber-reinforced plastics replacing coated steel in more reinforced-concrete applications.

Concrete has long been used as a building material for its high compressive strength, good durability and low cost. However, its well-known Achilles’ heel is its brittleness and l...

Abstract: The use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) bars is one of the alternatives presented in recent studies to prevent the drawbacks related to the steel reinforcement in specific reinforced concrete members. In this work, six reinforced concrete beams were submitt...

A ação de íons cloretos (Cl¯)nas estruturas de concreto além de severo provoca a despassivação do aço muito mais rápida, bem como a corrosão localizada, com surgimento de trincas e desplacamento do concreto. Nas estruturas próximas as áreas litorâneas a ação dos íons c...