Fiber reinforced composites as self-diagnosis materials for concrete structures

H. Kumagai, K. Shiba, M. Suzuki, M. Sugita, H. Matsubara

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The authors have developed an electrically conductive fiber reinforced composite that its electrical resistance changes almost in proportion to strain. This material was tested for its tensile and bond behaviors. As a result, it was discovered that this material applied for the strengthening of concrete structures is highly effective to diagnose cracks in the concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-383
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 26
EventSmart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Systems and Nondestructive Evaluation for Civil Infrastructures - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2003 Mar 32003 Mar 6


  • Bond
  • Composite
  • Crack width
  • FRP
  • Self-diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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