Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures with Fiber Reinforced Polymer is a complete guide to the use of FRP in flexural, shear and axial strengthening of concrete structures. Through worked design examples, the authors guide readers through the details of usage, including anchorage systems, different materials and methods of repairing concrete structures using these techniques. Topics include the usage of FRP in concrete structure repair, concrete structural deterioration and rehabilitation, methods of structural rehabilitation and strengthening, a review of the design basis for FRP systems, including strengthening limits, fire endurance, and environmental considerations.
In addition, readers will find sections on the strengthening of members under flexural stress, including failure modes, design procedures, examples and anchorage detailing, and sections on shear and torsion stress, axial strengthening, the installation of FRP systems, and strengthening against extreme loads, such as earthquakes and fire, amongst other important topics.
About the Author: Dr. Riadh Al-Mahaidi is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He also holds the position Vice President (International Engagement) at Swinburne. His research and practice interests include life time integrity of bridges, particularly in the area of structural strength assessment and retrofitting using advanced composite materials. He was awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor's Internationalization Award, the RW Chapman Medals in 2005 and 2010 for best journal publication in Engineers Australia Structural Journal. Prof Al-Mahaidi and his research group won the 2016 Engineers Australia Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation) for the Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) System they built at Swinburne. He was awarded the 2017 WH Warren Medal by Board of the College of Civil Engineers of Engineers Australia. He and Dr Kalfat won the 2018 Research Impact Award from the Australian Road Research Board 'ARRB' in recognition of their research on the development and application of efficient and cost-effective FRP systems in retrofitting of bridges. Prof Al-Mahaid is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and a Fellow of the International Institute for FRP in Construction IIFC.