FRP reinforcement of timber structures
Journal article, 2015

Timber engineering has advanced over recent decades to offer an alternative to traditional materials and methods. The bonding of fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) with adhesives to timber structures for repair and strengthening has many advantages. However, the lack of established design rules has strongly restrained the use of FRP strengthening in many situations, where these could be a preferable option to most traditional techniques. A significant body of research has been carried out in recent years on the performance of FRP reinforced timber and engineered wood products. This paper gives a State of the Art summary of material formulations, application areas, design approaches and quality control issues for practical engineers to introduce on-site bonding of FRP to timber as a new way in design for structural repair and rehabilitation.







Fibre reinforced plastics


Kay-Uwe Schober

Fachhochschule Mainz - University of Applied Sciences

Annette M. Harte

National University of Ireland

Robert Kliger

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Robert Jockwer

Ecoles polytechniques federales

Qingfeng Xu

Shanghai Company Research Institute

Jian-Fei Chen

Queen's University Belfast

Construction and Building Materials

0950-0618 (ISSN)

Vol. 97 106-118

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Other Civil Engineering

Building Technologies

Composite Science and Engineering



More information

Latest update