Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using Prestressed FRP - A Review

El-Hacha R., Awassa O.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.2209-2221 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_191
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2209-2221
  • Keywords: Active, Anchorage, Flexural, Prestressing, Externally bonded, Near-surface mounted, RC BEAMS, BRIDGE, REINFORCEMENT, SHEETS, PLATES
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) reinforcement has been used for flexural strengthening either as an externally bonded (EB) system in the form of FRP laminate (sheets, plates or strips) applied to the tension side of reinforced concrete (RC) members or as a near-surface mounted (NSM) system. The NSM system is composed of an FRP strip or bar embedded inside a pre-cut groove filled with epoxy. The groove is made into the concrete cover at the tension side of the RC member.