Strengthening of a Bridge Using Two FRP Technologies

  title={Strengthening of a Bridge Using Two FRP Technologies},
  author={Paolo Casadei and Nestore Galati and Renato Parretti and Antonio Nanni},
This paper reports on the use of externally bonded fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) laminates and Near Surface Mounted FRP bars for the flexural strengthening of a concrete bridge. The bridge selected for this project is a three-span simply supported reinforced concrete slab with no transverse steel reinforcement, load posted and located on Martin Spring Outer Road in Phelps County, MO. The original construction combined with the presence of very rigid parapets caused the formation of a wide… CONTINUE READING