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Fiber-reinforced polymers as reinforcement for timber structural elements

: Kasal, Bohumil; Yan, Libo


Branco, Jorge (Hrsg.):
Reinforcement of timber elements in existing structures : State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM TC 245-RTE
Cham: Springer Nature, 2021 (RILEM state of the art reports 33)
ISBN: 978-3-030-67793-0
ISBN: 978-3-030-67794-7
ISBN: 978-3-030-67795-4
ISBN: 978-3-030-67796-1
Book Article
Fraunhofer WKI ()
wood; FRP; adhesive bonding; durability; environmental effect; assessment

This chapter provides a comprehensive summary of recent developments in the use of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) as reinforcement for timber elements and joints. The constituents of FRP composites are first introduced. Next, the typical applications of FRP in the reinforcement of wood elements and joints are discussed. The long-term performance of adhesively bonded FRP-reinforced wood structures under different environmental effects (i.e. moisture, temperature, coupled moisture and temperature, and fire) are reviewed and discussed. Furthermore, the in situ quality control for the bonding of FRP to wood substrate and the assessment of FRP-reinforced wood structures are described. Finally, perspectives on the application of such systems are given.