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APFIS 2012 is the third IIFC Asia-Pacific regional conference on the research and application of fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) in civil and architectural engineering structures to be held in Sapporo, Japan from 2 to 4 February 2012.  APFIS 2012 aims to continue the success of the preceding conferences held in Hong Kong, China in 2007, and Seoul, Korea in 2009 with expecting participation from the Asia-Pacific region and various parts of the world.


APFIS 2012 will be held at Conference Hall, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.



Aim and Scope

The aim of APFIS 2012 is to share the latest developments in research and application of FRP in civil and architectural engineering areas. Papers dealing with fundamental research and application of FRP composites to civil and architectural engineering structures will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings and for presentation at the conference.   Topics include but are not limited to:


• Materials and products
• Strengthening of concrete, metallic, timber and masonry structures
Bond behavior and debonding failures
Confinement and seismic retrofit
Concrete structures reinforced or prestressed with   FRP
Durability and long-term performance
Fire, impact and blast loading
Structural health monitoring and intelligent sensing
Field applications and case studies
Codes and standards
Hybrid structures and all FRP structures