Fortec Bridge Column Wrap

Fortec Bridge Column Wrap

Date:November 18, 2006
Location: Staunton, Virginia. Interstate 81 Southbound at Route 994 Overpass
Contractor: Lanford Brothers
Engineer: Virginia Department of Transportation, Chuck Snyder and Jungi Meng PHD, PE
Material Used: Fortec Stabilization 300 gsm unidirectional Carbon Fiber Fabric with 4550 Epoxy Resin

Project Scope:
Concrete column has been struck by traffic several times creating shear stress cracking in column. Cracks were wrapped in 0o and 90o directions.

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Conclusion:
The use of Fortec Carbon Fabric restored compression and shear capability of column that was damaged. Column repair was completed in 6 hours.

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September 21, 2020