The possibilities of strengthening steel structures by use of CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic) sheets are studied. This technique has in many cases been used successfully in strengthening concrete structures, but the use in steel structures is limited. Of special interest is the strengthening of steel structures (especially bridges) with fatigue cracks. The project is carried out in cooperation with Cowiconsult and Sika.
|Effective start/end date||01/07/1997 → 31/12/2000|