Flax Fibre Reinforced Polymer Bridge Deck - Sustainability
Flax fibre reinforced polymer (FFRP) is being introduced in outdoor civil structures. Evaluating whether this is a sustainable option requires comparing a FFRP variant to others. For four similar bridge deck variants a bill of quantities and processes is established and similar environmental unitscores are collected. With the bridge deck of the pioneering project “Bio-bridge Wildlife Adventure Park Emmen” as case comparisons were made for 100 years. With vacuum infusion the FFRP variant is not yet favourable.
Authors: Ir. P.G.F. Bosman, Drs. R. Verleg and Ing. P. Schreuder
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016