Structural Integrity of FRP Structures and Connectors in Civil Engineering


Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is a new material in structural engineering practice and architecture. Light yet highly durable, FRPs are a promising solution for reducing weight, enabling free-form design, extending a structure’s corrosion durability and fatigue life, and allowing design for reuse.

In this webinar, our main point of interest will be the potential to design and build Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) structures with reliable structural integrity. We’ll talk about what distinguishes FRP as a construction material from traditional steel and concrete. We’ll also look at how specific material properties related to FRP’s flexibility influence its response to moisture, temperature, and long-term loads. Then we’ll discuss how these responses influence design principles and the redundancy of FRP structures.


Marko Pavlovic is Assistant Professor of Steel and Composite Structures at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology. His work is focused on investigating high performance reusable structural components through experimentation and Finite Element Modelling. He studies FRP and steel structures on the laminate level as well as on the level of structural components and their joints.

Marko teaches MSc courses on FRP and steel structures, and supervises both undergrad and postgrad students concentrating on FRP and steel, steel-concrete and FRP-steel hybrid structures. Alongside his academic career, Marko has over 10 years’ experience consulting on civil engineering projects.

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