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A Review of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforced Concrete Composite Column Members Modelling and Analysis Techniques

Mahdi Hosseini1,2,*, Bingyu Jian1,2, Haitao Li1,2,*, Dong Yang1,2, Ziang Wang1,2, Zixian Feng1,2, Feng Shen3, Jian Zhang4, Rodolfo Lorenzo5, Ileana Corbi6, Ottavia Corbi6
1 College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China
2 Joint International Research Laboratory for Bio-Composite Building Materials and Structures, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China
3 Jiangsu Fiber Composite Co., Ltd., Yancheng, 224700, China
4 Nantong Shirui Reinforced Plastic Products Co., Ltd., Nantong, 226002, China
5 University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
6 University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21, Naples, 80133, Italy
* Corresponding Authors: Mahdi Hosseini. Email: ; Haitao Li. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Bio-Composite Materials and Structures-2021)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2022, 10(12), 3243-3262.

Received 24 February 2022; Accepted 21 April 2022; Issue published 14 July 2022


The use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) to confine concrete columns improves the strength and ductility of the columns by reducing passive lateral confinement pressure. Many numerical and analytical formulations have been proposed in the literature to describe the compressive behaviour of FRP confined concrete under both monotonic and cyclic loads. However, the effect of a stress/strain level in the columns has not been well defined because of the lack of well-defined strategies of modelling and oversimplification of the model. This paper reviews the existing FRP combinations and the available numerical and analytical methods to determine the effectiveness of the adopted method. An effort has been made to examine the usage of FRP materials in column applications in existing building regimes and highlights the possible future scopes to improve the use of FRP confined concrete in civil applications.


FRP confined concrete column; FRP tube; FRP jackets; CFRP; GFRP; stress-strain models

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Hosseini, M., Jian, B., Li, H., Yang, D., Wang, Z. et al. (2022). A Review of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforced Concrete Composite Column Members Modelling and Analysis Techniques. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(12), 3243–3262.

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