Sirimanna, C. S. and Islam, M. M. and Aravinthan, T. (2010) Temperature effects on full scale FRP bridge using innovative composite components. In: CICE 2010: 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, 27-29 Sep 2010, Beijing, China.
Numerous large-scale demonstrator projects around the world have shown the viability of composite materials for bridge applications. Most of the projects have been directed towards the better understanding of bridge behaviour in strength and serviceability. However, the behaviour under different environmental conditions and longer term effects on durability are yet to be fully understood. This paper presents the results of an investigation on effects of temperature change into the structural behaviour of a FRP demonstrator trial bridge. It was installed at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Campus using innovative sandwich composites. It has been found that temperatures in different locations of the bridge vary for different locations within the bridge. The variation is found to reverse during day and night time. Based on the measured temperature variation, some important recommendations are provided on the effects of temperature for innovative fibre composite bridge.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher's copyright restrictions.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||FRP; durability; long-term; temperature; monitoring; effect; behaviour; bridge|
|Depositing User:||Dr Mainul Islam|
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2010 23:58|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 00:03|
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