1st Edition

Reinforced Concrete with FRP Bars Mechanics and Design

    418 Pages
    by CRC Press

    418 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Corrosion-resistant, electromagnetic transparent and lightweight fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) are accepted as valid alternatives to steel in concrete reinforcement. Reinforced Concrete with FRP Bars: Mechanics and Design, a technical guide based on the authors’ more than 30 years of collective experience, provides principles, algorithms, and practical examples.

    Well-illustrated with case studies on flexural and column-type members, the book covers internal, non-prestressed FRP reinforcement. It assumes some familiarity with reinforced concrete, and excludes prestressing and near-surface mounted reinforcement applications. The text discusses FRP materials properties, and addresses testing and quality control, durability, and serviceability. It provides a historical overview, and emphasizes the ACI technical literature along with other research worldwide.

    • Includes an explanation of the key physical mechanical properties of FRP bars and their production methods

    • Provides algorithms that govern design and detailing, including a new formulation for the use of FRP bars in columns

    • Offers a justification for the development of strength reduction factors based on reliability considerations

    • Uses a two –story building solved in Mathcad® that can become a template for real projects

    This book is mainly intended for practitioners and focuses on the fundamentals of performance and design of concrete members with FRP reinforcement and reinforcement detailing. Graduate students and researchers can use it as a valuable resource.

    Antonio Nanni is a professor at the University of Miami and the University of Naples Federico II. Antonio De Luca and Hany Zadeh are consultant design engineers.

    PART I. Materials and test methods. Introduction. Material properties. FRP bar properties. PART II. Analysis and design. Flexural members. Members subjected to combined axial load and bending moment. PART III. Design examples. Design of a one-way slab. Design of a T-beam. Design of a two-way slab. Reference. Design of a column. Design of square footing for a single column. Reference. Index.


    Antonio Nanni is the Lester and Gwen Fisher Endowed Scholar, Professor and Chair at the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami, and Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. Fabio Matta is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami, and Associate Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Repair of Buildings and Bridges with Composites. Renato Parretti is Professor of Concrete Structures at the University of Naples Parthenope.

    "… a comprehensive reference… Each design example shows step-by-step approaches…"
    Civil Engineering Journal, October 2015

    "This book is a must-have for the shelf of any student, educator or practitioner in any part of the world. Tony Nanni is one of the world’s greatest pioneers in this field, and this book encapsulates his wealth of experience in an accessible format. Understand this book, and you understand how to design better, innovative and more durable concrete structures."
    —Professor Tim Ibell FREng, University of Bath, UK