Paper Title:
Tensile Properties of GFRP Bars after Exposure to Harsh Laboratory and Field Environmental Conditions
  Abstract

This paper presents the test results of an experimental study that investigates the durability of a new generation of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bars. A total of 60 GFRP bars were embedded in concrete prisms and exposed to ten environmental conditions for 6 and 12 months. The environments included exposure to ordinary tap water, sea water, and alkaline solution at two temperatures (room and 50°C). The environments also included two typical field conditions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Gulf area and Riyadh area). The performance of the GFRP bars was evaluated by conducting tensile tests on the bars extracted out of the concrete specimens after exposure to the environmental conditions. After 12 months of exposure, the test results showed that the tap water at 50°C had the maximum effect on the tensile strength of the GFRP bars. The two field conditions did not show any harmful effect on the tensile properties of the bars after 12 months of exposure.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 250-253)
Edited by
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
Pages
3738-3742
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.250-253.3738
Citation
S. Alsayed, T. Almusallam, Y. Al-Salloum, S. El-Gamal, "Tensile Properties of GFRP Bars after Exposure to Harsh Laboratory and Field Environmental Conditions", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 3738-3742, 2011
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May 2011
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