Pre-stressing using basalt fibre bars: An experimental investigation on a new frontier of precast concrete

Bruno Dal Lago

Politecnico di Milano

Bruno Dal Lago, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His research interests include the seismic behaviour of precast concrete structures, experimental testing and numerical modelling of mechanical connections, seismic influence of non-structural elements, innovation in dry-assembled precast structures and pre-stressing/post-tensioning in reinforced concrete and timber members.


Basalt fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars are proposed as a pre-stressed reinforcement for precast concrete elements because of their enhanced resistance to aggressive agents which makes them far more corrosion resistant... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Bruno Dal Lago (Politecnico di Milano)
  2. Peter Deegan (Banagher Precast Concrete Ltd)
  3. Su Taylor (Queen's University Belfast)
  4. Philip Crossett (Queen's University Belfast)
  5. Mohammed Sonebi (Queen's University Belfast)
  6. Liberato Ferrara (Politecnico di Milano)
  7. Andrea Pattarini (Azichem)

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