Programme

The draft programme for FPCC can be found below. Note that this is subject to change.

Tuesday 6th September 2022

10:00    Welcome and opening   - FPCC organisers            
10:10    Opening Keynote  - University of Bradford            
10:30    Keynote: The Construction Industry - Where's it Heading?
Mike Moseley, i3P/KTN Construction    


11:00   Break/Networking
        
Session: Design

 

11:30    Design and Fabrication of Pultruded Cellular FRP Road Bridges    

Lee Canning, Jacobs
12:00    Preparation of a Resistance Formula for Net-Tension Failure of Single and Multi-rowed Bolted Connections of Fibre-Polymer Composite
Toby Mottram, University of Warwick        
12:30    Parametric Modelling of FRP Strengthened RC Flexural Members    

David Tann, University of East London 

 

13:00   Lunch
              
Session: Bridges    

 

14:00    Development of an Innovative FRP Footbridge

Andy Cross, Network Rail     
14:30    Railway Bridge Fully Relying on Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Suspender Cables

Urs Meier, EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology  
15:00    Three-pronged Assessment of GFRP Deck Fatigue Under Wheel Loads    

Wendel Sebastian, UCL    


15:00    Break

      
Session: Durability    

 

15:30    Effectiveness of Polyurea Coating System on Steel Corrosion and Adhesion    

John Myers, Missouri University of Science and Technology    
16:00    Influence of Aggressive Environmental Conditions and Sustained Load on the Degradation Mechanisms of Vinyl Ester GFRP Rebars

Nora Susanne Bies/Matthias Pahn, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern        
16:30    Modelling of the Splitting Failure Mode in Textile-Reinforced Concrete    

Philipp Preinstorfer, University of Cambridge


17:00    Break

 
Early Career Researcher Poster Competition

 

17:30    Poster Competition Pecha Kucha

 

18:30    CLOSE      

Wednesday 7th September 2022

09:30    Keynote

Su Taylor, Queens University Belfast    

 

Session: Monitoring

 

10:00    Bond Assessment of Glass Fibre-reinforced Polymer Bars Embedded in Fibre-reinforced Fly Ash-based Concrete

John Myers, Missouri University of Science and Technology    
10:30    Unique Real-time and In-situ 3-dimensional Strain Monitoring of Laminated Composites Using Embedded Planar Optics

Christopher Holmes, University of Southampton    
11:00    Evaluation of Bond in the Deformability Indices of CFRP Pretensioned Concrete Structures

Eleni Toumpanaki, University of Bristol


11:30    Break/Networking   
 

Session: Codes

 

12:00    Developing an Assurance Framework for Fibre-polymer Composites

Graham Sims/Mike Gower, NPL    
12:30    A Structural Eurocode for Fibre-polymer Composite Structures

Roberto Frassine, Politecnico di Milano


13:00    Lunch        

 

14:00    Keynote: Industry Trends and the Opportunities for Composites
Jeff May, Construction Products Association

 

Session: Sustainable Materials

 
14:30    Date Palm Fibre Reinforced Composites: Fibre Geometry and Properties of Polymeric Composite Systems

Mizi Fan, Said Awad, Yonghui Zhou, Evina Katsou, Brunel University  

15:00    Wood-PLA Composites as Novel Building Façade: Influence of Coupling Agent Treatment and Wood Fibre Geometry on Mechanical Performance

Yonghui Zhou, Jorge Corker, Omar Abo Madyan, and Mizi Fan*, Brunel University    
 

15:30    Break         

 

Session: New Materials and Processes
16:00    Glass-GFRP Sandwich: Structurally Superior Laminated Glass

Feyza Yildirim, Mithila Achintha, Manchester University    
16:30    Continuous Fibre Injection Process

Roger Onions, GTMA

 

17:00    CLOSE
Drink Reception & Conference Dinner to follow the conference on this evening.     

Thursday 8th September 2022

Session: Composite Rebar

 

10:00    Keynote: Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams With Embedded FRP Bars 

Samir Dirar, Birmingham University    
10:30    The Future of Construction - New Bendable Composite Rebars

Alexander Zoller, Elium    
11:00    Effect of Material Parameters in Reinforced Concrete Members Strengthened With
Carbon and Basalt Fibre Reinforced Polymers

Szymon Grzesiak, Matthias Pahn and Milan Schultz-Cornelius, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern    

11:30 Break/Networking
 

Session: Structural Strengthening    

 

12:00    CFRP in Structural Retrofitting: Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams With Near Surface Mounted (NSM) CFRP Strips

Mohammad Ibrahim Awad Al-Zu'bi, Mizi Fan*, Lorna Anguilano, Yousef S. Al Rjoub, Ahmed M. Ashteyat and Mazen J. Al-Kheetan, Brunel University    

 

12:30    Bonded FRP-strengthened Steel Beams Under Temperature and Load Cycles

Tim Stratford, University of Edinburgh    
 

13:00    Lunch & Conference Close