Material Development and Characterisation

Chair: Renata KOTYNIA (PL)
Co-Chair: Sándor SOLYOM (HU)

Manufacturers are constantly modifying materials and improving manufacturing processes and there is a universally expressed need for the development of standard test methods to assess the mechanical properties of advanced composites in different environments, both in the short and long term. The work within this priority area will focus on:
  • Assessing the different tests so as to select candidates for standardisation
  • Bond behaviour of FRPs to concrete, steel, timber and masonry
  • Behaviour of FRPs at elevated temperatures
  • Accelerated tests and development of models to assess durability of FRPs in typical environments, including embedment in cement mortars and concrete

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