Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 100–106 | Cite as

Comparison of concrete slabs pretensioned with composite bars and steel wires

  • L. Taerwe
  • S. Matthys


A test program was set up to study AFRP as prestressing reinforcement for concrete slabs. The paper describes short-term, long-term and cyclic loading tests on ten slabs. The structural behavior of the pretensioned slabs, under these loading conditions, is investigated. Finally, it is concluded that the use of AFRP as prestressing reinforcement can offer promising perspectives.


Test Program Steel Wire Structural Behavior Concrete Slab Promising Perspective 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

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  • L. Taerwe
  • S. Matthys

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