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1. (WO2018022997) REINFORCING METHOD FOR A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/022997    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/044378
Publication Date: Fri Feb 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E04C 3/34
E04G 23/02
Applicants: DOWAKSA USA, LLC
Inventors: SAADATMANESH, Hamid
MEHR, Farokh
ZAMANI, Davoud
Title: REINFORCING METHOD FOR A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT
Abstract:
A method of reinforcing a structural element (2) is disclosed. The method comprises positioning a first rigid fiber-reinforced shell (12) extending between first and second edges partially about an external surface of the structural element (2) to leave an exposed portion of the structural element. The method also comprises positioning a second rigid fiber-reinforced shell (14) extending between first and second edges about the exposed portion of the structural element (2) such the first edge of the second rigid fiber-reinforced shell (14) is adjacent the first edge of the first rigid fiber-reinforced shell (12) to give a first seam (16) and the second edge of the second rigid fiber-reinforced shell (14) is adjacent the second edge of the first rigid fiber-reinforced shell (12) to give a second seam (18). Finally, the method includes adhering the first and second rigid fiber-reinforced shells (12, 14) to the structural element (2). A reinforced structural element (1) produced by the above method is also disclosed.