Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part III: experimental results and nonlinear FE analysis

Springolo, Mario and Khennane, Amar and Van Erp, Gerard (2006) Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part III: experimental results and nonlinear FE analysis. International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 25 (4). pp. 331-347. ISSN 0268-1900

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Abstract

Using the analytical approaches developed, the cross section of the new fibre composite beam described in the prequels to this paper is designed in order to avert secondary failure modes. A series of specimens have been built and put through a thorough testing regime to establish the performance of the beam. To gain confidence in the analytical models and achieve further understanding of the beam behaviour, a rigorous nonlinear finite element analysis is also presented. It was found that the analytical model agreed relatively well with the experiment and the FE analysis, thus validating the underlying assumptions.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite beam, nonlinear finite element, Abaqus, Python, bending, shear, moment shear interaction
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/713

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