Temperature effects on full scale FRP bridge using innovative composite components

Sirimanna, C. S. and Islam, M. M. and Aravinthan, T. (2011) Temperature effects on full scale FRP bridge using innovative composite components. In: 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010), 27-29 Sep 2010, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher's copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Mainul Islam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 23:58
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: FRP; durability; long-term; temperature; monitoring; effect; behaviour; bridge
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8777

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