Use of Polymer in Bridge Rehabilitation

Swapnil Janjale
2022 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Abstract: Fiber reinforced polymer composite is a relatively new construction material that is slowly gaining traction among civil engineers. Bridge engineering is one of the civil engineering sectors that has benefited from the advent of FRP composite materials. Its advantages over traditional construction materials include a high tensile strength-to-weight ratio, the capacity to be moulded into diverse shapes, and potential resilience to weather conditions, all of which could result in lower
more » ... aintenance costs. FRP composite is a suitable solution for creative construction because of these features. Experiments on the applicability of FRP composite in bridge structures have been undertaken over the last ten years, including FRP composite girder and bridge deck applications, column and beam strengthening, and so on. The basic knowledge of FRP composites, including mechanical characteristics and manufacturing procedures important to civil engineering applications, will be presented initially in this document. Following that, three case studies will be used to study the use of FRP composites in bridge engineering. At the conclusion, four major factors contributing to the material's sluggish acceptance in the construction sector as whole, despite its success in the aerospace and automobile industries, are discussed.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2022.44880 fatcat:rxzmzvpfbvbophrxqurqg4mq44