Inorganic polymer composites for protection of aging infrastructures

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Abstract

Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) is a popular system for repair and retrofit of civil engineering infrastructures. FRP use in infrastructures has steadily increased over the last two decades. While FRP has a number of advantages over the classical construction materials such as steel, the primary concern is its fire resistance. This paper deals with the use of an inorganic polymer for FRP type applications and coatings. The matrix can withstand 1000 C and emits no fumes and compatible with common high strength fibers including aramid, carbon and glass and construction materials such as concrete, clay bricks, steel and timber. Laboratory investigations have shown that it is feasible to use this matrix for strengthening and coating applications and the focus of this paper is two demonstration applications. The first one was a coating application to protect the concrete from spalling and the second was a column wrapping application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAMPE '07
Subtitle of host publicationM and P - From Coast to Coast and Around the World; Conference Proceedings
Volume52
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventSAMPE '07: M and P - From Coast to Coast and Around the World - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2007Jun 7 2007

Other

OtherSAMPE '07: M and P - From Coast to Coast and Around the World
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/3/076/7/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Building and Construction
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Balaguru, P. (2007). Inorganic polymer composites for protection of aging infrastructures. In SAMPE '07: M and P - From Coast to Coast and Around the World; Conference Proceedings (Vol. 52)