NFRP strengthening of reinforced concrete beams

Chinyere O Nwankwo, Anthony Ede* (Corresponding Author), Oluwarotimi M. Olofinnade, Adelaja I. Osofero

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The construction industry is currently the second largest consumer of synthetic FRP products. Increasing environmental awareness and the push for sustainable development fuels the drive to develop high strength natural fibres and bioplastics that can replace the conventional synthetic FRP components. Lignocellulosic plant fibres have considerable high strength and they are currently being used for non-structural applications in various industries. With proper fibre selection, the right fibre orientation, optimal fibre aspect ratio and good interfacial adhesion property between fibre and matrix, natural fibre reinforced polymer (NFRP) composite can be developed for structural applications. This review discusses NFRP composite in terms of its constituents, the fibre-matrix interaction, its manufacture and its use for strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) beams.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012074
Number of pages8
JournalIOP Conference Series Materials Science and Engineering
Early online date28 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructural Development - Covenant University , Ota, Nigeria
Duration: 24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


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