Testing Standards

Due to differences in the physical and mechanical behavior of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials compared to steel, unique test methods for FRP bars and laminates are required. In an effort to aid in the adoption of model test methods by an international standards-writing agency, the American Concrete Institute developed a set of recommended test methods based on knowledge gained worldwide from review of research results and literature.

The American Society of Testing and Materials is in the process of modifying and adopting these test methods. To date, eight ACI test methods have been adopted by ASTM.

Existing publications currently available for use in testing are as follows:

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Available from American Concrete Institute

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Available from ASTM