Introduction to FRP Materials and Applications for Concrete Structures is designed to assist State Department of Transportation (DOT) construction and maintenance operation staff develop knowledge of the types of FRP Composite material, form, and properties used in the repair and retrofit of concrete structures, as well as versatility in applications of FRP in the repair of concrete structures.
Topics covered in this course include:
Background of FRP material development in bridge applications
Different types of FRP Composite material (Fiber and Resin)
Common concrete superstructure and substructure defects that are candidates for FRP repair and retrofit
Versatility in the application of FRP in the repair and retrofit of common concrete structure defects
Benefits of FRP repairs and retrofits for concrete structures over traditional methods
The success of repairs of concrete structures using FRP Composites is dependent on choosing FRP material suitable for the application. It is essential to develop knowledge of FRP material, properties, and suitable application.
This training is appropriate for persons with minimal or no experience in bonded repair and retrofit of concrete structures using FRP Composites, as well as those experienced with using FRP Composite. The course focuses on construction areas, however, bridge designers as well as field personnel will benefit from the content.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.
This course is the first course in a three-course series titled Bonded Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures Using FRP Composites. It is recommended that participants complete NHI-130105B Construction Procedures and Specifications for Bonded Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures Using FRP Composites followed by NHI 130105C Quality Assurance and Construction Process Control of Bonded Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures Using FRP Composites after completing this course.