Composite Strengthening Systems™ can be used to increase the strength of slabs, slab openings, beams, walls, new wall openings, columns, silos, chimneys, piles and pier caps. FRP can be applied to strengthen reinforced concrete and pre-stressed/post-tensioned concrete, steel, masonry and timber.
The diagram below shows six unique ways that FRP can be applied within a structure. The seventh item is a protective coating that will provide long term protection.
Note the extremely low spatial impact. If this was a parking garage, no spaces would be lost. If this was a warehouse, no storage space would be compromised.
In areas where people are working, FRP reinforcement can be performed with little to no disruption. Traditional strengthening methods may require temporary relocation of entire teams of people.
Tight spaces do not present nearly the challenge for FRP as they can for traditional reinforcement methods.
|Externally Applied Laminates||Flexural/Collector||Flexural/Collector||Tensile/Flexural||Flexural|
|Near-Surface Mounted Laminates||Flexural/Collector||Flexural/Collector||Tensile/Flexural||Flexural|