Experimental and numerical evaluation of FRP-retrofitted RC structure behavior under blast loading
Tan, Kang Hai
Kim, Jang-Ho Jay
Date of Issue2014
6th International Conference on Protection of Structures against Hazards
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Generally, concrete is known to have a relatively high blast resistance compared to other construction materials. However, some existing concrete structures require retrofitting during their service life to improve their resistance against impact and blast loads. The application of composite materials such as FRPs can enhance the ductility of concrete structures and improve the resistance to extreme loading where strips or plates are attached to the surface for either repair or upgrade of the energy-absorption ability.
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