Adhesively Bonded FRP Composites for Strengthening of RC Structures: Recent Advances
Paper in proceeding, 2022

Bonding fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to reinforced concrete (RC) structures has been accepted as a structurally-effective and cost-efficient strengthening and repair method. Research and development on this technique started in the Kliger et al.,.Eur J Wood Prod 74:319–330, 2016s and a great deal of effort has been made to study different behavioral aspects of FRP bonded concrete structures ever since, whose results have been reflected in several design codes and guidelines. Despite the extensive research, there is still knowledge gaps limiting the application of FRP materials in infrastructure. Long-term performance and uncertainty related to environmental durability and poor structural behavior at elevated temperature are among the most critical barriers. There are also issues related to debonding and how to increase the strengthening effect by means of using prestressed FRP laminates. This paper presents a review of the most recent works on FRP bonded RC structures related to abovementioned aspects conducted by different research groups in Sweden, Italy, and UAE.


Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP)



Long-term performance


Reza Haghani Dogaheh

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Jincheng Yang

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Rami Hawileh

American University of Sharjah

Jamal Abdullah

American University of Sharjah

Karrar Al-Lami

Polytechnic University of Milan

Pierluigi Colombi

Polytechnic University of Milan

Tommaso D’Antino

Polytechnic University of Milan

Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering

23662557 (ISSN) 23662565 (eISSN)

Vol. 198 LNCE 1373-1384
9783030881658 (ISBN)

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2021
Virtual, Online, ,

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Polymer Technologies

Composite Science and Engineering



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