Durability Assessment of Externally Bonded FiberReinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Repairs in Bridge

The proposed project seeks to assess the long-term performance and effectiveness of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in facilitating rapid structural renewal of deteriorated concrete bridges in the Federal Region 3. Although FRP composites have been extensively used to strengthen and repair deteriorating bridges across the country [1] – data warranting their long-term performance is lacking. The need for research on the durability of FRP composites for infrastructure was highlighted in a recent congressional hearing* and a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report [2]. The state of Delaware has the first (1994) externally bonded FRP repair installed on a publicly owned bridge in its inventory, offering a unique opportunity to study the durability characteristics of these materials over a timespan of over 25 years and contribute to a prominent national research need


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $135,823
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

      Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, PA  United States  16802
    • Project Managers:

      Donnell, Eric

      Rajabipour, Farshad

    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      University of Delaware
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Tatar, Jovan

    • Start Date: 20200120
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
    • Actual Completion Date: 20221130
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01731109
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847103
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 18 2020 12:38PM