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Fibre-reinforced polymer bridges

Fibre-reinforced polymer bridges

Fibre-reinforced polymer bridges (C779F)

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The UK Composites Strategy 2016 (Composite Leadership Forum, 2016) estimates significant growth in the use of FRP composites for structural applications. In addition to this, there are numerous technological advancements (eg nanotechnology/fibre innovations) that will make FRP composites a much more attractive solution.

This guide aims to help bridge engineers to understand FRP materials and how they can use them effectively in modern bridge construction. It discusses the history of FRP bridges in the UK together with some of the key learning points relating to FRP materials, the manufacturing process and the relevant design criteria. Sustainability is also an area identified, with recommendations made.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-794-4
Author: Mottram, J T and Henderson, J (eds)
Number of pages: 156 (PDF)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: October 2018

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