The following are some of recent papers on various applications of FRP that have been published by various authors including QuakeWrap engineers.


Papers Related to Utility Poles, Piles & Seawalls:

Thomas, Paul A., PE, MBA, and Delgado, Steve (2019). “Steel Sheet Pile Repair Methods,” Pile Buck magazine, Vol. 35, Issue 2, March/April 2019, pp 104-124.

Tingley, Daniel, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Canada), MIEAust, CPEng, RPEQ, Keller, Robert, PE, and La Spina, Andrew, B.Eng. (Australia) (2019). “Timber Pile Bridges: A Guide For Timber Piling Specifications, Condition Assessments, Effective Maintenance & Repairs Options,” Pile Buck magazine,  Vol. 35, Issue 4, July/August 2019, pp 98-128.

Karagah H., Dawood M., and Belarbi A. (2018). “Experimental Study of Full-Scale Corroded Steel Bridge Piles Repaired Underwater with Grout-Filled Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Jackets,” J. Compos. Constr., ASCE, 22(3): 04018008.

Murray, David (2018). “Innovative Pile-Wrapping System Can Save Time, Money,” the Waterways Journal Weekly, Vol. 132, No. 34, November 19, 2018, pp 30-31.

Ehsani, M., S. Day, and T. White. (2017). “Repair of Deteriorated Bridge Piles in a Crocodile-Infested River,” International Bridge Conference, American Concrete Institute, Detroit, MI, 39(4): 61-65.

Ehsani, M. and M. Moghaddas. (2017). “A New Spin for Pre-Spun: An Innovative FRP Solution for Strengthening Concrete Cell Phone Towers,” Concrete Repair Bulletin, ICRI, March/April 2017, 8-11.

Ehsani, M., and R. J. Rimmele. (2016). “Structural Challenge Facing the Wireless Communications Industry – A New FRP Solution for Strengthening Concrete Telecommunication Towers,” Structure Magazine, 23(12):22-24

Kaya, A., Dawood M., and Gencturk B. (2015). “Repair of corroded and buckled short steel columns using concrete-filled GFRP jackets,” Construction and Building Materials,Elsevier,94(2015), pp. 20–27.

Gull, J., Mohammadi A., Taghinezhad R., and Azizinamini A. (2015). “Experimental Evaluation of Repair Options for Timber Piles,” Transportation Research Board,2481, pp. 124-131.

Ehsani, M. and McGhee, G. (2015). “Repair of Corrosion-Damaged Substation Structures,” Proceedings, Electrical Transmission and Substation Structures Conference, ASCE, Branson, MO, Sep.-Oct 2015.

Yang, Y., R. He, L. Sneed, M. Saiidi, A. Belarbi, and M. Ehsani. (2015). “Emergency Repair of an RC Bridge Column with Fractured Bars using Externally Bonded Prefabricated Thin CFRP Laminates and CFRP Strips,” Composite Structures, Elsevier, 133(2015), pp. 727-738.


Papers Related to Pipes:

Hongfang, Lu., Xiaonan, Wu., Houming, Ni., Mohammad, Azimi., Xuanchen, Yan., Yingqi, Niu., (2020). “Stress analysis of urban gas pipeline repaired by inserted hose lining method,” Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 183, 15 February 2020, 107657.

Sever, V. F. and Ehsani, M. (2019). “Designing an Economical FRP System for Pipeline Rehabilitation,” Proceedings – ASCE Pipelines 2019, July 21-24, Nashville, Tennessee.

Sever, V.F. (2019). “Large Diameter Gravity Sewer Rehabilitation Design,” Proceedings – NASTT No-Dig 2019, March 18-20, Chicago, Illinois.

Ehsani, M., A. Christensen, and M. Murphy. (2018). “Is it Round, Square or Oval: Repair of a Culvert with Multiple Cross Sections,” Proceedings,North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) No Dig Show, Palm Springs, CA, March 2018, Paper MM-T3-05, 9 pp.

Ehsani, M., and Cortes, M. (2017). “Puerto Rico Ushers in a “Green” Class IV Carbon FRP Liner,”Proceedings, North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) No Dig Show, Washington, DC, April 2017, Paper TA-T6-04, 10 pp.

Ehsani, M., S. Day, and T. White. (2017). “Australia’s Outback Offers Fertile Ground to Introduce New Culvert Repair Technology,” Proceedings,North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) No Dig Show, Washington, DC, April 2017, Paper TA-T5-02, 9 pp.

Ehsani, M. (2017).  “ASCE Innovation Award Winner: Sandwich Construction Carbon FRP Pipe,” Proceedings, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Phoenix, AZ, August 2017.

Alam, S., Ehsani, M. and Allouche, E. (2016). “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Sandwich Construction FRP Pipe,” Proceedings, North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) No Dig Show, Dallas, TX, March 2016, Paper WM-T2-02, 10 pp.

Ehsani, M., C. Hurley, and J. Ahumada. (2016). “Carbon FRP Breathes Life into 90-Years Old Riveted Steel Penstock,” Proceedings, North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) No Dig Show, Dallas, TX, March 2016, Paper XX-YY-01, 10 pp.

Ehsani, M., C. Hurley, and J. Ahumada. (2016). “Repair of Riveted Steel Penstock in Mormon Flat Dam with Carbon FRP,” Proceedings, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Kansas City, MO, July 2016.

Ehsani, M. (2015). “How to Manufacture an Endless Pipe Onsite,” Proceedings, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Baltimore, MD, August 2015.

Ehsani, M. (2014). “InfinitPipe®: Developing a Revolutionary Onsite Manufactured Pipe,” Proceedings, International Society for Trenchless Technology, Madrid, Spain, October 2014

Ehsani, M. (2013).  “Repair of Culverts with StifPipe,” Trenchless Review, Western Society for Trenchless Technology, pp 23-25.

Carbone, M., Ehsani, M., and Ragula, G. (2012). “Winter Wonderland Does Wonders to CIPP Renewal of a High-Pressure Gas Main in New Jersey,” North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) No Dig Show, Nashville, TN, March 2012, Paper E-1-01, 10 pp.

Ehsani, M. (2012). “A New Generation of FRP Laminates for Repair of Pipelines in Gas Industry,” Proceedings, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Miami, FL, August 2012, 626-633.

Ehsani, M. (2012). “Introducing a New Honeycomb-FRP Pipe,” Proceedings, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Miami, FL, August 2012, 1084-1091.

Ehsani, M. (2012). “A Transforming Concept: On-Site Manufactured Joint-Free Pipe,” Trenchless Review, Western Society for Trenchless Technology, pp 29-30.

Ehsani, M. (2011). “Latest Advances in Pipeline Renovation with Fiber Reinforced Polymer,” Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2010, ASCE, pp. 200-208.

Ehsani, M., and C. Peña. (2010). “FRP Rehabilitation of Pipelines with Minimum Downtime: Civil Engineers Are Stretching the Limits of What Is Possible,” Proceedings, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2010


Papers Related to FRP Applications in General:

Sever, V. F. (2020). Rehabilitation of Manholes with FRP Composites” Trenchless Technology Magazine, April,2020, pp 61.

Sever, V.F. (2018). “Invention & Innovation in Utility Infrastructure,” Water Finance and Management Magazine. March 1, 2018.

Ehsani, M., Agarwal, A., and Fleischman, R. (2018). “An Innovative Solution for Seismic Retrofit of Steel Concentric Braced Frames,“ Proceedings,11thUS National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, June 25-29, 2018.

Ehsani, M., Johnson, T. and Downes, W. (2018). “Arizona DOT performs first CFRP bridge repair saving critical resources,” International Bridge Conference, National Harbor, MD, June 10-14, 2018, Paper #18-10.

Ehsani, M. (2010). “Superlaminate: The Next Generation of Carbon FRP Products for Repair of Pipelines,” Proceedings, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2010

Saadatmanesh, H. and Ehsani, M.R. (1990). “Fiber Composite Plates Can Strengthen Concrete Beams,” Concrete International, 12(3), 65-71.