A Symposium Honoring Khaled Soudki Towards Sustainable Infrastructure with Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
|Publication Date:||1 June 2018|
The use of Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials in new construction and repair of concrete structures has been growing rapidly in recent years. FRP provides options and benefits not available using traditional materials. The promise of FRP materials lies in their high-strength, lightweight, noncorrosive, nonconducting, and nonmagnetic properties. ACI Committee 440 has published several guides providing recommendations for the use of FRP materials based on available test data, technical reports, and field applications. The aim of these document is to help practitioners implement FRP technology while providing testimony that design and construction with FRP materials systems is rapidly moving from emerging to mainstream technology.
In addition to this publication, ACI Committee 440 organized four special technical sessions entitled "Towards Sustainable Infrastructure with Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites," two sessions at the ACI Fall 2014 Convention in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2014, and two sessions at the ACI Spring 2015 Convention in Kansas City, MO, on April 13, 2015. These sessions provided a worldwide state-of-the-art forum for researchers, civil/structural engineers, contractors, consultants, practitioners, and regulatory authorities to exchange recent advances in both research and practice, and to share information, experience, and knowledge in the implementation of FRP technology. The technical papers presented at the sessions and published in this volume included the most recent analytical and experimental research work as well as selected field applications, design, and construction guidelines. The sessions were well attended and generated substantial technical discussion and exchange of new technology. Attendees were able to:
a) Learn about the wide usage of FRP in new construction and repair of concrete structures b) Understand the design process available in several design guidelines that provides recommendations for the use of FRP materials based on available test data, technical reports, and field applications
c) Demonstrate how to evaluate existing structures prior to strengthen/rehabilit
d) Recognize examples of the types of evaluation that can be performed on existing structures
This Special Publication consists of a total of 22 papers, of which 13 papers were presented in the four special sessions sponsored by ACI Committee 440 at the ACI Fall 2014 and the ACI Spring 2015 conventions. These papers are SP-322-3, SP-322-4, SP-322-5, SP-322-9, SP-322-10, SP-322- 11, SP-322-12, SP-322-13, SP-322-14, SP-322-15, SP-322-16, SP-322-17 and SP-322-18.
In addition, the following 19 presentations were presented in the four sessions, however, and were not submitted for publication:
1. FRP for Sustainable Precast Concrete Double Tees By: Sami Rizkalla, North Carolina State University, USA
2. Fibre-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix Systems for Shear Strengthening of RC Beams By: Jeffrey West, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
3. Effect of FRP Repair on the Bond Behavior of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Beams By: Rania Al-Hammoud, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
4. Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Columns Wrapped with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Sheets By: Mark Green, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
5. Development Length of CFRP Rods Bonded to Concrete By: Issam Harik, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
6. Transfer and Development Lengths of Prestressed CFRP Bars in SCC By: Slamah Krem, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
7. Innovative FRP-Reinforced Decks for Movable Bridges By: Amir Mirmiran, Florida International University, USA
8. Effect of Environmental Exposure on Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge Shell Elements By: John Myers, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO, USA
9. Strengthening Using FRP Composite: Case Studies for Design and Constructions Consideration By: Tarek Alkhrdaji, Structural Technologies, Columbia, MD, USA
10. Mechanochemistry of NSM CFRP-concrete Interface in Thermally Conductive Distress By: Yail Jimmy Kim, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
11. Utilizing FRP Systems for Retrofitting Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings to Mitigate Against Progressive Collapse By: Khaled A. El-Domiaty, Stone Security Engineering, Arlington, VA, USA
12. Shear Behavior of Concrete Masonry Beams Reinforced with FRP Reinforcing Bars By: Ted Sherwood, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada 13. A Study of Recovery Stresses Generated by NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Wires in CFRP/SMA Patches By: Riadh Al-Mahaidi and Abdul Jabbar Abdy, Swinburne University, Australia
14. Life-Cycle-Based Environmental Assessment of Different Shear Strengthening Options for RC Bridge Piers By: Andrea Prota, Costantino Menna, Loredana Napolano, and Domenico Asprone, University of Naples, Naples, Italy
15. Coupled EBNSM Strengthening for Concrete T- and Rectangular Beams with Corrosion Exposure By: Hayder A. Rasheed, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA and Augustine F. Wuertzb, White Engineering Associates, USA 16. Effects of Concrete Steam-Curing on the Mechanical Behavior of CFRP Bars-9:45 am By: Jonathon D. Tanks and Stephen R. Sharp Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Research, Charlottesville, VA, USA
17. Advances in FRP Products for Infrastructure Renovation By: Mohammad R. Ehsani, QuakeWrap Inc., Tucson, AZ, USA 18. Numerical Comparison between TRM and FRP in Strengthening Corroded Reinforced Concrete Beams By: Ahmad A. Rteil and PKM Moniruzzaman, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
19. FRP-Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams with Basalt Composite Sheets By: Rami A. Hawileh, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
In accordance with the standard review procedures established by ACI, all papers were reviewed by at least four experts in the subject area and approved for publication. All submitted papers were given serious consideration before a decision regarding publication was made.
This volume could not have been put together without the, dedication, cooperation, and assistance of many volunteers and ACI staff members. First, we would like to thank the authors for meeting our various deadlines for submission. We are also grateful to the many distinguished reviewers and members of ACI Committee 440 who have carefully evaluated and thoroughly reviewed the technical papers, and whose input and advice have been a contributing factor to the success of this volume.
Last, but not least, this symposium is dedicated to the memory of Professor Khaled A. Soudki and I am pleased to offer this symposium as a tribute to an internationaly distinguished researcher in the field of using FRP in concrete structures. Khaled leaves behind a legacy of scientific research all over the world. He will always be remembered for his contribution to civil engineering, and we will all miss him dearly.