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Guest Editorial ASE 9-6-00_Editorial 4/12/06 5:12 pm Page 719 This special issue contains extended and revised process by two expert reviewers selected from the versions of 8 papers selected from those presented at the International Scientific Committee and the International International Symposium on Bond Behaviour of FRP in Organising Committee of BBFS 2005. A total of 6 keynote Structures (BBFS 2005), which was held on 7–9 papers and 69 contributed papers were finally selected for December 2005 in Hong Kong, China. The Symposium publication in the proceedings and for oral presentation. was organised by the Working Group on Bond between The papers cover a wide range of bond behaviour issues FRP and Concrete (the Bond WG) of the International including fundamental bond mechanisms, debonding Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), in conjunction failures, dynamic and cyclic loadings, fatigue, durability, with the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, and the effects of elevated temperature and fire. They The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. report the current state-of-the-art and point to future The IIFC Bond WG was established in November directions of research in this exciting area. 2004 with the objectives of: As Guest Editors of this special issue, we would like •promoting research collaboration on FRP-to- to acknowledge the contributions of many individuals to concrete bond behaviour the successful publication of this special issue. In • providing a forum for exchange, discussion and particular, we would like to thank the authors for their consolidation of ideas and results meticulous preparation of the papers and the reviewers • establishing design models and for their prompt and high quality reviews. • developing a state-of-the-art report on the This special issue would not have been developed behaviour and modelling of bond behaviour without the success of the Symposium. As Co-Chairmen between FRP and concrete. of the Symposium, we would like to thank the BBFS 2005 was organised as part of the Bond WG’s International Organizing Committee and the International activities to provide an international forum and a state- Scientific Committee of BBFS 2005 who not only of-the-art survey of existing research in the area of bond reviewed the papers to ensure a quality symposium but behaviour of FRP in structural applications. The scope of also mobilized widespread support for the Symposium. the Symposium covered all aspects of bond performance Thanks are also due to the Executive Committee of IIFC of FRP in structures, including bond behaviour for its support to the organization of BBFS 2005, the between (external, near surface mounted and internal) Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The FRP and other structural materials such as concrete, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which provided masonry, metal and timber, as well as between two support in many ways as a Co-Organizer of the FRP elements. Symposium, all authors of BBFS 2005 for their careful The planning of the symposium began at the end of preparation of manuscripts and all keynote speakers for 2004. A proposal of the symposium was submitted to sharing their work at the symposium. and approved by the IIFC Executive Committee in March 2005. The symposium received 128 abstract GUEST EDITORS: submissions, most of which were accepted after initial Jian-Fei Chen, Edinburgh University and Jin-Guang reviews. All full papers underwent a rigorous review Teng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 9 No. 6 2006 719 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Guest Editorial

Advances in Structural Engineering , Volume 9 (6): 1 – Dec 1, 2006

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1369-4332
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ASE 9-6-00_Editorial 4/12/06 5:12 pm Page 719 This special issue contains extended and revised process by two expert reviewers selected from the versions of 8 papers selected from those presented at the International Scientific Committee and the International International Symposium on Bond Behaviour of FRP in Organising Committee of BBFS 2005. A total of 6 keynote Structures (BBFS 2005), which was held on 7–9 papers and 69 contributed papers were finally selected for December 2005 in Hong Kong, China. The Symposium publication in the proceedings and for oral presentation. was organised by the Working Group on Bond between The papers cover a wide range of bond behaviour issues FRP and Concrete (the Bond WG) of the International including fundamental bond mechanisms, debonding Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), in conjunction failures, dynamic and cyclic loadings, fatigue, durability, with the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, and the effects of elevated temperature and fire. They The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. report the current state-of-the-art and point to future The IIFC Bond WG was established in November directions of research in this exciting area. 2004 with the objectives of: As Guest Editors of this special issue, we would like •promoting research collaboration on FRP-to- to acknowledge the contributions of many individuals to concrete bond behaviour the successful publication of this special issue. In • providing a forum for exchange, discussion and particular, we would like to thank the authors for their consolidation of ideas and results meticulous preparation of the papers and the reviewers • establishing design models and for their prompt and high quality reviews. • developing a state-of-the-art report on the This special issue would not have been developed behaviour and modelling of bond behaviour without the success of the Symposium. As Co-Chairmen between FRP and concrete. of the Symposium, we would like to thank the BBFS 2005 was organised as part of the Bond WG’s International Organizing Committee and the International activities to provide an international forum and a state- Scientific Committee of BBFS 2005 who not only of-the-art survey of existing research in the area of bond reviewed the papers to ensure a quality symposium but behaviour of FRP in structural applications. The scope of also mobilized widespread support for the Symposium. the Symposium covered all aspects of bond performance Thanks are also due to the Executive Committee of IIFC of FRP in structures, including bond behaviour for its support to the organization of BBFS 2005, the between (external, near surface mounted and internal) Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The FRP and other structural materials such as concrete, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which provided masonry, metal and timber, as well as between two support in many ways as a Co-Organizer of the FRP elements. Symposium, all authors of BBFS 2005 for their careful The planning of the symposium began at the end of preparation of manuscripts and all keynote speakers for 2004. A proposal of the symposium was submitted to sharing their work at the symposium. and approved by the IIFC Executive Committee in March 2005. The symposium received 128 abstract GUEST EDITORS: submissions, most of which were accepted after initial Jian-Fei Chen, Edinburgh University and Jin-Guang reviews. All full papers underwent a rigorous review Teng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 9 No. 6 2006 719

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Published: Dec 1, 2006

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