Document Type

Keynote submission

Publication details

Teng, JG 2014, 'Performance enhancement of structures through the use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. I, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, p. 21. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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Due to their various advantages including excellent corrosion resistance and high strength-to-weight ratios, fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been widely used as bonded external reinforcement to enhance the performance of concrete, masonry, metallic and timber structures. In addition, FRP composites have attracted increasing attention for use in the construction of high-performance new structures. In particular, the combined use of FRP composites with one or more traditional materials to create hybrid structural systems is a promising direction for new structures in coastal/marine and other severe environments. This presentation will provide a summary of recent research advances in both areas at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).