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Guest Editorial of the Bond WG was expanded to include the bond This special issue has arisen from the inaugural Asia- behaviour of FRP in all types of structural applications Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007) and its name was also revised to reflect this expanded which was held in Hong Kong on 12-14 December scope. The organisation of the special sessions at APFIS 2007. APFIS 2007 was the first official Asia-Pacific 2007 represented a major activity of the Bond WG after regional conference of the International Institute for BBFS 2005. We would like to take this opportunity to FRP in Construction (IIFC) which is the premier thank members of the Bond WG for their contributions. international learned society devoted to advancing the The papers contained herein represent recent research understanding and the application of FRP composites in advances in Australia, China, Denmark, Italy, Japan, the civil infrastructure. APFIS 2007 was organised by Scotland and the United States of America in the area of the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of bond behaviour of FRP composites. The bond research Hong Kong, as well as three working groups of the area is still very active as evidenced by the wide variety IIFC. One of these working groups was the Bond of topics covered by these papers. Behaviour of FRP in Structures working group (the The editors of this special issue are grateful to the Bond WG). authors for their meticulous preparation of the papers APFIS 2007 included 6 keynote papers and 156 and to the reviewers for providing high-quality and contributed papers. Each contributed paper was peer- timely reviews. reviewed by at least two reviewers who were drawn from the Organising and the International Scientific Committees as well as other experts in the field. The Dr. Jian-Fei Chen Bond WG had in turn 35 papers which were presented Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of across 6 special sessions. Seven of the 9 papers forming FRP in Structures this special issue are extended peer-reviewed versions The University of Edinburgh, UK of papers selected from those presented at these special j.f.chen@ed.ac.uk sessions while the remaining 2 papers were selected from relevant general sessions. Prof. Jin-Guang Teng The Bond WG of the IIFC was established in Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of November 2004 to promote research collaboration and FRP in Structures exchange on FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour. As part The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China of its activities, the Bond WG organised the cejgteng@polyu.edu.hk International Symposium on Bond Behaviour of FRP in Structures (BBFS 2005), which was successfully held Dr. Scott T. Smith on 7-9 December 2005 in Hong Kong, China. The Chair, APFIS 2007 Symposium provided a much needed forum for The University of Hong Kong, China international exchanges and a state-of-the-art survey of stsmith@hku.hk existing research in the area. At BBFS 2005, the scope Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 12 No. 6 2009 i http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

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SAGE
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© 2009 SAGE Publications
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1369-4332
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Abstract

of the Bond WG was expanded to include the bond This special issue has arisen from the inaugural Asia- behaviour of FRP in all types of structural applications Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007) and its name was also revised to reflect this expanded which was held in Hong Kong on 12-14 December scope. The organisation of the special sessions at APFIS 2007. APFIS 2007 was the first official Asia-Pacific 2007 represented a major activity of the Bond WG after regional conference of the International Institute for BBFS 2005. We would like to take this opportunity to FRP in Construction (IIFC) which is the premier thank members of the Bond WG for their contributions. international learned society devoted to advancing the The papers contained herein represent recent research understanding and the application of FRP composites in advances in Australia, China, Denmark, Italy, Japan, the civil infrastructure. APFIS 2007 was organised by Scotland and the United States of America in the area of the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of bond behaviour of FRP composites. The bond research Hong Kong, as well as three working groups of the area is still very active as evidenced by the wide variety IIFC. One of these working groups was the Bond of topics covered by these papers. Behaviour of FRP in Structures working group (the The editors of this special issue are grateful to the Bond WG). authors for their meticulous preparation of the papers APFIS 2007 included 6 keynote papers and 156 and to the reviewers for providing high-quality and contributed papers. Each contributed paper was peer- timely reviews. reviewed by at least two reviewers who were drawn from the Organising and the International Scientific Committees as well as other experts in the field. The Dr. Jian-Fei Chen Bond WG had in turn 35 papers which were presented Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of across 6 special sessions. Seven of the 9 papers forming FRP in Structures this special issue are extended peer-reviewed versions The University of Edinburgh, UK of papers selected from those presented at these special j.f.chen@ed.ac.uk sessions while the remaining 2 papers were selected from relevant general sessions. Prof. Jin-Guang Teng The Bond WG of the IIFC was established in Co-Chair, IIFC Working Group on Bond Behaviour of November 2004 to promote research collaboration and FRP in Structures exchange on FRP-to-concrete bond behaviour. As part The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China of its activities, the Bond WG organised the cejgteng@polyu.edu.hk International Symposium on Bond Behaviour of FRP in Structures (BBFS 2005), which was successfully held Dr. Scott T. Smith on 7-9 December 2005 in Hong Kong, China. The Chair, APFIS 2007 Symposium provided a much needed forum for The University of Hong Kong, China international exchanges and a state-of-the-art survey of stsmith@hku.hk existing research in the area. At BBFS 2005, the scope Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 12 No. 6 2009 i

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Published: Dec 1, 2009

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