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Guest Editorial The editors of this special issue are grateful to the On behalf of the IIFC Working Group on Bond authors for their meticulous preparation of the papers Behaviour of FRP in Structures (Bond WG), Professor and to the reviewers for providing high-quality and Marco Savoia organised a post-conference workshop timely reviews. on “FRP – Concrete/Masonry Debonding: Research th The Bond WG of the IIFC was established in Advances and International Standards” for the 6 November 2004 to promote research collaboration and International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of exchange on FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour. As part Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-6) on 22 of its activities, the Bond WG organised the June 2007 in Catania, Italy. The one-day workshop International Symposium on Bond Behaviour of FRP in included 16 presentations on a wide range of interesting Structures (BBFS 2005), which was successfully held topics concerning bond behaviour between FRP and on 7-9 December 2005 in Hong Kong, China. The concrete or masonry and its treatment in most of the Symposium provided a much needed forum for well-known design standards and guidelines. The international exchanges and a state-of-the-art survey of workshop was well attended by FraMCoS-6 delegates existing research in the area. At BBFS 2005, the scope and others including one of the Bond WG co-chairs. In of the Bond WG was expanded to include the bond addition to the presentations at the post-conference behaviour of FRP in all types of structural applications workshop, a large number of papers relevant to bond and its name was also revised to reflect this expanded behaviour of FRP in structures were presented at the scope. We would like to take this opportunity to thank FraMCoS-6 conference. members of the Bond WG for their contributions in This special issue contains revised and extended various ways. IIFC members who are interested in this versions of selected papers on bond behaviour between WG’s work are warmly invited to contact one of its co- FRP and concrete or masonry presented at the chairs. conference and the workshop. All the papers have been subjected to the normal rigorous review process of this journal. The 10 papers in this issue represent recent Prof. Marco Savoia research advances in the area of bond behaviour of FRP University of Bologna, Italy composites. The majority of the papers are concerned marco.savoia@unibo.it with the testing and modelling of bond behaviour between externally bonded FRP and concrete and Dr. Jian-Fei Chen debonding in FRP-plated concrete beams. Topics Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of covered include interfacial bond-slip behaviour in FRP in Structures simple pull-off tests and combined shear and peeling The University of Edinburgh, UK tests, effects of creep and concrete composition on bond j.f.chen@ed.ac.uk behaviour, and debonding failures in FRP-plated RC beams. The effect of construction details on the bond Prof. Jin-Guang Teng behaviour of near-surface mounted (NSM) FRP bars in Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of concrete and bond between FRP and masonry are also FRP in Structures investigated. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China cejgteng@polyu.edu.hk Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 12 No. 5 2009 i http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

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© 2009 SAGE Publications
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1369-4332
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The editors of this special issue are grateful to the On behalf of the IIFC Working Group on Bond authors for their meticulous preparation of the papers Behaviour of FRP in Structures (Bond WG), Professor and to the reviewers for providing high-quality and Marco Savoia organised a post-conference workshop timely reviews. on “FRP – Concrete/Masonry Debonding: Research th The Bond WG of the IIFC was established in Advances and International Standards” for the 6 November 2004 to promote research collaboration and International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of exchange on FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour. As part Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-6) on 22 of its activities, the Bond WG organised the June 2007 in Catania, Italy. The one-day workshop International Symposium on Bond Behaviour of FRP in included 16 presentations on a wide range of interesting Structures (BBFS 2005), which was successfully held topics concerning bond behaviour between FRP and on 7-9 December 2005 in Hong Kong, China. The concrete or masonry and its treatment in most of the Symposium provided a much needed forum for well-known design standards and guidelines. The international exchanges and a state-of-the-art survey of workshop was well attended by FraMCoS-6 delegates existing research in the area. At BBFS 2005, the scope and others including one of the Bond WG co-chairs. In of the Bond WG was expanded to include the bond addition to the presentations at the post-conference behaviour of FRP in all types of structural applications workshop, a large number of papers relevant to bond and its name was also revised to reflect this expanded behaviour of FRP in structures were presented at the scope. We would like to take this opportunity to thank FraMCoS-6 conference. members of the Bond WG for their contributions in This special issue contains revised and extended various ways. IIFC members who are interested in this versions of selected papers on bond behaviour between WG’s work are warmly invited to contact one of its co- FRP and concrete or masonry presented at the chairs. conference and the workshop. All the papers have been subjected to the normal rigorous review process of this journal. The 10 papers in this issue represent recent Prof. Marco Savoia research advances in the area of bond behaviour of FRP University of Bologna, Italy composites. The majority of the papers are concerned marco.savoia@unibo.it with the testing and modelling of bond behaviour between externally bonded FRP and concrete and Dr. Jian-Fei Chen debonding in FRP-plated concrete beams. Topics Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of covered include interfacial bond-slip behaviour in FRP in Structures simple pull-off tests and combined shear and peeling The University of Edinburgh, UK tests, effects of creep and concrete composition on bond j.f.chen@ed.ac.uk behaviour, and debonding failures in FRP-plated RC beams. The effect of construction details on the bond Prof. Jin-Guang Teng behaviour of near-surface mounted (NSM) FRP bars in Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of concrete and bond between FRP and masonry are also FRP in Structures investigated. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China cejgteng@polyu.edu.hk Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 12 No. 5 2009 i

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