Carbon fiber reinforced composites proved to be very successful in construction during a quarter of a century

Urs Meier, Rolf Brönnimann, Peter Anderegg, Giovanni P. Terrasi, Masoud Motavalli, Christoph Czaderski

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The application of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) in civil engineering was before 1991 unknown. Therefore the authorities responsible for construction did not want to rely only on the laboratory experiments made in the 1980ties. They asked for the long-term structural health monitoring (SHM) of the pioneering CFRP applications. This was also in the interest of the involved R&D community. The results of this SHM over the last quarter of a century proved the outstanding performance and reliability of CFRP in civil engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationMunich, Germany; 26-30 June 2016
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783000533877
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Composite Materials 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Composite Materials 2016
Abbreviated titleECCM 2016
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  • Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP)
  • Post-tensioning
  • Strengthening
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM)

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