RE-CAST Webinars


Extending the Service Life of New Reinforced Concrete Structures by Using Advanced Composite Materials Workshop

Presentation Date

29 Jul 2016


Presented by: RE-CAST Speaker: Dr. Antonio Nanni, University of Miami

- Joint workshop offered with University of Bath

Abstract: Offering the opportunity to economically create structures of almost any shape, reinforced concrete (RC) is the most common construction material throughout the world. Unfortunately, corrosion of the steel reinforcement jeopardises the integrity of concrete structures, which need to be repaired at a very high cost. Over the past two decades, Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs) have gained acceptance as the only viable alternative to steel for the reinforcement of concrete. FRP reinforcing bars are currently used in North America for many ordinary application. But they are also arousing significant interest in Europe, where several global activities are taking place to implement the use of FRP reinforcement into design codes. This workshop aims to build a bridge across the ocean to stimulate the communication and exchange of knowledge on the use of composites for civil engineering construction. The event will provide attendees with first-hand experience of FRP-reinforced concrete structures. Attendees will have a chance to assess what they have learnt, and provide feedback on the workshop through an online survey after the event.


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Research Center/Lab(s)

Re-Cast Tier1 University Transportation Center


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