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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 6, May 2009

Issue on Civil Engineering

Page(s): 89-93

FRP: Research, Education and Application in India and China in Civil Engineering

Ravikant Shrivastava, Uttamasha Gupta, U B Choubey

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Abstract

Engineers throughout the world including India and China have used FRP to solve their structural problems in an efficient and economical manner. In the field of civil engineering, most of the use of FRP is confined to repairing and strengthening of structures. FRPs offer an added advantage over conventional materials and methods of retrofitting. Like other materials, FRP also has its limitations. After presenting a brief review on these dimensions, this paper provides a thorough survey of the research, education and application field of FRP in civil engineering in India and China. The paper also indicates pitfalls in the field and furnishes suggestions for improvement.

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