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Achieving strong structures with carbon fiber reinforced plastics

09 Apr 2020


Strengthening steel using bond-free carbon fiber reinforced plastic laminates

Researchers of the Structural Engineering Laboratory, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology have developed a new concept for strengthening steel in critical building structures using bond-free carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) laminates to enhance the buckling performance of structural steel elements. This method does not require steel surface treatment prior to CFRP application because the CFRP is not bonded onto the surface, which contributes to structural strength through its flexural rigidity.

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TUT website: Press release

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