This presentation will provide the information needed for designing concrete structures with GFRP reinforcements, supplemented with practical examples and fundamental theories of concrete member behaviour.
It will also introduce the FRP BUILDINGS™, a design and analysis software for the flexural and shear design of GFRP-reinforced concrete beams and slabs, considering all the strength and serviceability requirements. Repair or replacement associated with steel corrosion costs the Australian economy more than AU$13 billion per year. As a result, interest in glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite bars as an effective alternative to steel reinforcement in concrete structures exposed to harsh environments has arisen in the last decade.
A growing list of infrastructure projects have been realised in Australia mainly as reinforcement in concrete structures exposed to harsh environmental conditions, including structures built-in or close to the ocean and structures devoted to electrical and magnetic non-conductive applications. While Australian engineers and asset owners have referred to the available international codes, a major issue for the continuous growth of the technological level is undoubtedly the limited information on the behaviour and the effective design of concrete structures reinforced with GFRP bars.
A previous webinar from Engineers Australia's Structural College, GFRP Bars for Reinforced Concrete Structures - State of Practice In Australia, covered the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of FRP reinforcing. This webinar will focus on the 'how'.
Who should attend?
This design seminar targets practising Australian engineers and professional engineering firms around Australia as well as engineering students to provide them with valuable knowledge to begin designing for the clients with FRP reinforcing bars.
Professor Allan Manalo
Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Southern Queensland
Allan is a Professor at the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, and the team leader of the Civil Composites research group at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba. He is currently holding the Advanced Queensland Industry Research Fellowship in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, which aims to future-proof Queensland’s marine and boating infrastructure using GFRP-reinforced concrete technologies. Professor Manalo is the chair of the Standards Australia BD-108 Fibre reinforced polymer composite bars and an associate member of the Canadian Standards CAN/CSA S807-10 standards on “Specification for fibre-reinforced polymers".
Dr Aladdin Abouelleil
Aladdin is Senior Engineering Software Developer with Advanced Engineering Design Apps (AEDA LLC). He received his BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Structural Engineering from Kansas State University in the USA. He has eight years of research and software development experience in concrete structures reinforced and strengthened with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites. Dr Abouelleil has several peer-reviewed publications in highly ranked and recognised journals. He has developed five commercially available software packages for designing concrete members with FRP, including the FRP BUILDINGS™ software presented herein.
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