01 Dec 2023
• GFRP rebars find applications in Road construction, Dams, Bridges, Rail Structures and Foundations of Buildings and Bridges.
• Research at IITH helps the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) develop standards for promoting GFRP bars in various infrastructure applications.
• GFRP rebars are an attractive alternative to conventional steel rebars for concrete construction, being cost-effective in many applications compared to steel when the overall life cycle cost is considered.
• Combined use of discrete fibres and GFRP rebars can alleviate the ductility issues related to GFRP rebars.
26 Nov 2023