Ageing of carbon/epoxy and carbon/vinylester composites used in the reinforcement and/or the repair of civil engineering structures

This paper presents an experimental approach to study the durability of FRP composites used in the civil/structural engineering

S. Marouani; L. Curtil; P. Hamelin

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • This paper presents an experimental approach to study the durability of FRP composites used in the civil/structural engineering
  • Changes in tensile strength and viscoelastic response were evaluated through mechanical testing and Kinemat analysis
  • The design factors prescribed by the existing principle guidelines were applied to experimental measurements
  • The results revealed the presence of drawbacks inherent in these regulations based on a determinist approach

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