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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 14, Number 1, January 2013, pages 41-55
Behavior of FRP bonded to steel under freeze thaw cycles
Vahab Toufigh, Vahid Toufigh and Hamid Saadatmanesh

Abstract     [Full Text]
    Fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) materials are increasingly being used for strengthening and repair of steel structures. An issue that concerns engineers in steel members which are retrofitted with FRP is stress experienced due to temperature changes. The changing temperature affects the interface bond between the FRP and Steel. This research focused on the effects of cyclical thermal loadings on the interface properties of FRP bounded to steel members. Over fifty tests were conducted to investigate the thermal effects on bonding between FRP and steel, which were cycled from temperature of -11
Key Words
    fiber reinforced materials; CFRP; GFRP; polymers; tack coat; epoxy resin
Vahab Toufigh, Vahid Toufigh and Hamid Saadatmanesh: Dept of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Tucson, Arizona, USA

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