FRP-Strengthened Metallic Structures

Chair: X.L. Zhao, The University of New South Wales, Australia (

Date of Formation: November 2004


  • To promote research and collaboration on FRP strengthening of metallic structures
  • To exchange and discuss ideas and results through email communication, academic visits and specialist workshops
  • To develop design guidelines


  • Organization of special session for APFIS2007
  • Special issue on FRP Strengthened Metallic Structures in Thin-Walled Structures, Elsevier 2008
  • Organization of special session for APFIS2008
  • Design guidelines by December 2010
  • Annual reports