Long-Term Performance Prediction of GFRP Bar in Moist Concrete under Sustained Loads
In this paper, the tensile strength retention of GFRP bars embedded in moist concrete under sustained loads is discussed on the basis of reported data. Long-term performance of GFRP bar is predicted by a newly developed model through time-temperature shift and time extrapolation approaches. Results indicated that higher temperature and longer exposure time result in more tensile strength loss of the sustained GFRP bar in moist concrete. Above certain temperature, GFRP bar in moist concrete with about 20% sustained load fails in rupture of GFRP bar for 75-year design lifetime. The temperature effect shall be taken into account in the design codes/guidelines.
J. W. Huang "Long-Term Performance Prediction of GFRP Bar in Moist Concrete under Sustained Loads", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 3119-3123, 2011