fib Bulletin No. 90. Externally applied FRP reinforcement for concrete structures. Technical report (229 pages, ISBN 978-2-88394-131-1, July 2019)
The work of former TG 9.3 and current T5.1 is performed by two working parties (WP), one of which is “Externally Applied Reinforcement” (EAR), which produced fib bulletin 14 “Externally bonded FRP reinforcement for RC structures” in July 2001. Following a number of years of relatively slow activity, the WP on externally applied reinforcement was reactivated and started working on an update of bulletin 14. The result of this work is summarised in the present technical report, which aims to give design guidelines on the use of externally applied FRP reinforcement (both externally bonded and near-surface mounted) for concrete structures. An attempt has been made to present some of the topics in a Eurocode-compatible format, so that the material covered may form the basis for the introduction of composites in the next version of Eurocode 2 and for the updating of the text on seismic retrofitting with composites in the next version of Eurocode 8.
To all members of the working party on externally applied reinforcement our sincere thanks are expressed for the high quality and extensive work brought in on a voluntary basis.
Stijn MATTHYS, Convenor of TG5.1
Thanasis TRIANTAFILLOU, Convenor of WG EAR
Theodore NEFF, Chair of Commission 5