Strengthening structures with FRP composite polymers, reinforced with carbon or glass fibers, a novel and economical strengthening method.

Strengthening of structures means increasing the carrying capacity of the whole or part of the structure by increasing the load carrying capacity of its members. Strengthening the structures is very important in structural engineering, for various reasons. The most important of these factors are the changes in codes, the existence of defects in the design or implementation of structures or the expiration of the life of a component of the structure.