Manalo, A. C. and Mutsuyoshi, H. and Asamoto, S. and Aravinthan, T. and Matsui, T. (2009) Mechanical behavior of hybrid FRP composites with bolted joints. In: ACMSM 20: Futures in Mechanics of Structures and Materials , 2-5 Dec 2008, Toowoomba, Australia.
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The behavior of an innovative hybrid Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite with bolted joints was investigated. Coupons and full-size specimens were tested to determine the effect of applied bolt torque and the contribution of adhesive bonding on the load capacity and failure mode of the hybrid FRP with bolted joints. The results showed that at different levels of applied bolt torque (10, 15, 20 and 25 N-m), little friction resistance developed. A slight increase on the load capacity was however observed with increasing tightening torque. On the other hand, the bolting accompanied by adhesive bonding provided resistance against slipping. The full-size hybrid FRP girder with joints using bolts and epoxy exhibited the same strength and stiffness as the girder without joints while bolting alone resulted to a beam with only 65% of the stiffness of those without joints. Theoretical analyses were conducted and result showed a good agreement with the experimental results.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Print held at USQ 624 FUT.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||fibre reinforced polymer composites; bolted joints; mechanical behaviour; mechanical behavior|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 290800 Civil Engineering > 290801 Structural Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Prof Thiru Aravinthan|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2009 21:08|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:12|
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