Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12790
Title: Near-surface mounted FRP reinforcement : an emerging technique for strengthening structures
Authors: De Lorenzis, L
Teng, JG 
Keywords: Polymer matrix composites (PMCs)
Debonding
Analytical modeling
Mechanical testing
Near-surface mounted reinforcement
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Composites. Part B, Engineering, 2007, v. 38, no. 2, p. 119-143 How to cite?
Journal: Composites. Part B, Engineering 
Abstract: Near-surface mounted (NSM) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement is one of the latest and most promising strengthening techniques for reinforced concrete (RC) structures. Research on this topic started only a few years ago but has by now attracted worldwide attention. Issues raised by the use of NSM FRP reinforcement include the optimization of construction details, models for the bond behaviour between NSM FRP and concrete, reliable design methods for flexural and shear strengthening, and the maximization of the advantages of this technique. This paper provides a critical review of existing research in this area, identifies gaps of knowledge, and outlines directions for further research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12790
ISSN: 1359-8368
EISSN: 1879-1069
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2006.08.003
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