Performance Evaluation, Material and Specification Development for Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) Reinforcing Bars Embedded in Concrete

Project Details
STATE

FL

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

05/21/18

END DATE

04/30/19

RESEARCHERS

Raphael Kampmann, Michelle Roddenberry, Fransico De Caso

SPONSORS

Florida DOT

KEYWORDS

Basalt, Durability, Fiber reinforced concrete, Fiber reinforced polymers, Reinforcing bars, Specifications

Project description

The objective of this project is to complement existing fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar specifications and to identify non-corrosive basalt fiber reinforced polymer (BFRP) rebar technologies for concrete reinforcement with suitable surface enhancements for the construction of durable and resilient infrastructure in Florida.
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