Behavior and modeling of FRP-confined concrete: A state-of-the-art review

J. G. Teng, L. Lam

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Over the past decade, fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have found wide applications in civil engineering, particularly in the retrofit of structures. One important application of FRP composites in the retrofit of reinforced concrete (RC) structures is to provide confinement to columns for enhanced strength and ductility. As a result, a large number of studies have been carried out on the compressive behaviour of FRP-confined concrete. This paper provides a state-of-the-art review of existing studies on this subject, with the emphasis being on the revelation of the fundamental behaviour of FRP-confined concrete and the modelling of this behaviour. Both monotonic loading and cyclic loading are covered, although only a limited amount of work is available on the latter. The paper is explicitly limited to concrete confined with FRP jackets, in which the fibres are oriented only or predominantly in the hoop direction, but many of the observations made in this paper are also relevant to concrete confined with FRP jackets with a significant axial stiffness, as found in concrete-filled FRP tubes as new columns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Confined Concrete
EditorsYan Xiao, Sashi Kunnath, Weijian Yi
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780870312182
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006
Event2004 International Symposium on Confined Concrete, ISCC 2004 - Changsha, China
Duration: 1 Jun 2004 → …

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


Conference2004 International Symposium on Confined Concrete, ISCC 2004
Period1/06/04 → …


  • Behavior
  • Concrete
  • Confinement
  • FRP
  • Modeling
  • Stress-strain curve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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