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Alternative anchorage

Fibre reinforced composites are becoming en vogue for strengthening existing structures. As your article 'Keeping damage under wraps' (NCE 20/27 August) suggests, there are some efficient uses for this type of retrofitting. However, the suggestion in 'M11 viaduct fails shear test' (NCE15 October) of using carbon fibre composites for shear strengthening is of some concern.

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