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Status of program to develop low cost application of carbon fiber to strengthen water and other pipes
Author(s): Ryan Goodell; Sean Wisotzkey; Heath Carr; Ed Fyfe
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Paper Abstract

Currently, the United States has over 3.5 million4 linear feet of large diameter water pipes failing prematurely. Methods of pipe repair generally involve very intrusive excavation and replacement of existing pipe sections that can be slow, detrimental to society, and in a lot of cases impossible. A novel new approach of repair is under development that utilizes the latest technology in automated robotics to effectively retrofit the pipes with carbon fiber. By utilizing this technology, many of the problems associated with existing repair methods can be mitigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8347, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2012, 83472R (5 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916220
Show Author Affiliations
Ryan Goodell, Fibrwrap Construction Services, Inc. (United States)
Sean Wisotzkey, Fibrwrap Construction Services, Inc. (United States)
Heath Carr, Fibrwrap Construction Services, Inc. (United States)
Ed Fyfe, Fyfe Co., LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8347:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2012
Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Editor(s)

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