Fibre composite bridge decks: an alternative approach

Davey, Scott W. and Van Erp, Gerard M. and Marsh, Roy (2001) Fibre composite bridge decks: an alternative approach. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 32 (9). 1339 - 1343. ISSN 1359-835X


This paper presents initial results of a study into the structural behaviour of a new type of fibre composite bridge deck. The deck, which uses a particulate filled resin core can be produced for costs similar to steel and concrete decks. The manufacturing method is suitable for both small and large-scale production runs and does not require large up front investments. Aspects of the design and method of manufacture are presented together with test results for two different size decks.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 02:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechanical testing; casting; pultrusion
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/S1359-835X(01)00087-2

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