Assessment of the Seismic Vulnerability of GFRP Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls

The applicability of reinforcing shear walls with FRP bars in resisting wind loads and small to medium magnitude earthquakes has was validated through several investigations. The most significant advantage of the FRP-RC is the considerable elastic deformation capacity and the self-centering ability of up to near failure.

Assessment of the Vulnerability of GFRP Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls under Reversal Cyclic Load - Year two

The applicability of reinforcing shear walls with FRP bars in resisting wind loads and small to medium magnitude earthquakes has was validated through several investigations. The most significant advantage of the FRP-RC is the considerable elastic deformation capacity and the self-centering ability of up to near failure.

Characterization and Strength of New High-Strength GFRP Bent Bars by Developing New Testing Protocol

Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete structures caused by aggressive environment in northern climates compromises the structure’s integrity and threatens the public safety. In Canada, the estimated infrastructure maintenance due to steel corrosion was approximately 57 billion dollars, while in Québec the infrastructure maintenance in 2014 amounted $1018.8 million dollars. The use of glass-fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforcement was emerging as cost-effective alternative reinforcing material to prevent corrosion problems.