Bond mechanics of FRP-to-concrete interfaces: look back and look forward

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Use of externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for strengthening existing concrete structures was a breakthrough technology of the structural engineering in the last century. Bond of FRP-to-concrete interfaces is a most fundamental issue for such strengthening technology. The author had an opportunity to work on this issue for his PhD study under the supervision of Prof Tamon Ueda at Hokkaido University and succeeded in developing an innovative approach for deriving the bond-stress slip model for FRP-to-concrete interfaces. The work received the “Best Research Paper Award” from the sixth international symposium on FRP reinforcement for concrete structures (FRPRCS-6) in Singapore in 2003 and later on the “Best Basic Research Paper Award” from the Journal of Composites for Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers. These laid a solid foundation for the author’s subsequent career development. In honor of Prof Ueda’s official retirement from Hokkaido University, this presentation is briefly made to look back upon the dates the author spent at Hokkaido University and other places on the bond mechanics of FRP-to-concrete interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd ACF Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment and Intervention of Existing Structures
PublisherAsian Concrete Federation
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event3rd Asian Concrete Federation Symposium: Assessment and Intervention of Existing Structures - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 10 Sep 201911 Sep 2019


Forum/Symposium3rd Asian Concrete Federation Symposium: Assessment and Intervention of Existing Structures

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