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Abstract

The scope of this document concerns the purpose and justification for a new Eurocode for fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials, outlining the specific aims and reasons for standardization in this area, and the main interested parties (industry, consumers, trade, standardisation authorities and distributors) who will benefit from it. In order to promote the realisation of construction works with FRP materials, and the perceived immediacy for a design code pertinent to them, this proposal considers the timeliness of the Eurocode in view of the available technology. In view of the importance of the construction industry in the European market, this proposal examines the potential benefits of the new Eurocode, or conversely, the detriments were it not to be implemented. Moreover, given the number of construction works currently using FRP materials without the availability of a standard design code, this proposal considers the urgency with which it is required. Finally, it provides a tentative proposal for the consultation, feasibility analysis and initiation strategies.

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Authors: GUTIÉRREZ E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);DIMOVA S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT);PINTO A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22864 EN (2007), 27 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LB-NA-22864-EN-C The PDF version can be downloaded from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
Record Number: 200819807 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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