Structures Strengthened with Bonded Composites presents a comprehensive resource on the strengthening of concrete, reinforced and prestressed concrete, masonry, steel and other composite structures using externally-bonded FRP composites. The book emphasizes a systematic and fundamental investigation on bonding and debonding behavior of the FRP-concrete interface and structural performances of FRP-strengthened structures with a combination of experimental, theoretical and numerical studies. This book will appeal to all those concerned with strengthening and retrofitting of existing structures from the effect of additional anticipated loads in the civil sector.
- Discusses the FRP strengthening of different types of structures, including bridges, tunnels, buildings, historic structures and underwater constructions
- Establishes a systematic theory on interfacial fracture mechanics and clarifies different debonding mechanisms
- Describes design methods and makes comparison of design considerations and methods among different countries
- Presents temperature and fatigue effects and long-term behavior for different strengthening methods