FRP reinforcement of timber structures

Kay-Uwe Schober, Annette M. Harte, Robert Kliger, Robert Jockwer, Qingfeng Xu, Jian-Fei Chen

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Timber engineering has advanced over recent decades to offer an alternative to traditional materials and methods. The bonding of fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) with adhesives to timber structures for repair and strengthening has many advantages. However, the lack of established design rules has strongly restrained the use of FRP strengthening in many situations, where these could be a preferable option to most traditional techniques. A significant body of research has been carried out in recent years on the performance of FRP reinforced timber and engineered wood products. This paper gives a State of the Art summary of material formulations, application areas, design approaches and quality control issues for practical engineers to introduce on-site bonding of FRP to timber as a new way in design for structural repair and rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-118
Number of pages13
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Early online date02 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015

Bibliographical note

Special Issue: Reinforcement of Timber Structures


  • Adhesives
  • Bonding
  • Fibre reinforced plastics
  • FRP
  • FRP damage
  • Reinforcement
  • Strengthening
  • Timber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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