Date of Award

2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Grace, Nabil (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Keywords

Civil Engineering.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Numerous investigations have been performed to evaluate the structural capacity and the suitability of using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials in stiffening or strengthening existing concrete and steel structures. Results of different research projects were organized and documented in several codes and design guidelines to facilitate the deployment of FRP materials in field applications. However, the performance of FRP materials under fire events has not been fully addressed by researchers. The lack of enough fire research imposed a significant limitation on the use of FRP materials in many structural applications, where fire event is a concern.

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