Test methods and specifications

Cover of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Strengthening
Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Strengthening
  • Publication no: ATS-5380-20
  • Published: 20 January 2020
  • Edition: 1.0

This Austroads Technical Specification ATS 5380 sets out the requirements for the strengthening of concrete structures using Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite (FRPC) strengthening systems, including supply and quality of materials, surface preparation, trial and permanent installation, relevant inspection and testing and acceptance criteria.

  • 1. Scope
  • 2. Definitions
  • 3. Referenced Documents
  • 4. Quality System Requirements
  • 5. Contractor Competency
  • 6. Material Properties
  • 7. Handling and Storage of Materials
  • 8. Environmental Constraints
  • 9. Trial Application
  • 10. Protection of Works and Property
  • 11. Concrete Surface Preparation
  • 12. Properties of Existing Concrete
    • General
    • In situ Compressive Strength as determined from Concrete Cores
    • Concrete Pull-Off Strength
  • 13. System Installation
    • Primer and Epoxy Putty Requirements
    • Mixing of Resins
    • Drying and Curing Requirements
    • Application of Plates, Laminates or Strips
    • Application of Fabric Sheets
    • Anchorage and Steel Protection Requirements
  • 14. Application of Near Surface Mounted FRP Rods or Strips
    • Saw Cutting of Grooves
    • Installation of Adhesive and FRP Rods or Strips
  • 15. Additional Requirements FOR FRPC Strengthening of Concrete Bridge Decks
  • 16. Inspection and Testing
    • General
    • Testing for Drummy Areas
    • Testing for Flatness
    • Adhesion (Pull-Off) Testing for FRP Plates, Laminates or Strips and Fabric
    • Testing and Inspection of Near Surface Mounted (NSM) FRP Rods or Strips
    • Compressive Strength of Adhesives and Resins
    • Adhesive Bond Line Thickness of FRP Plates, Laminates and Strips
  • 17. Application of Decorative/Anti-Carbonation Coating
  • 18. System Repairs
  • Annexure A: Summary of Hold Points, Witness Points and Records