A review on the driving performance of FRP composite piles

Guades, Ernesto and Aravinthan, Thiru and Islam, Mainul and Manalo, Allan (2012) A review on the driving performance of FRP composite piles. Composite Structures, 94 (6). pp. 1932-1942. ISSN 0263-8223

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Fibre composites have been a viable option in replacing traditional pile materials such as concrete, steel and timber in harsh environmental conditions. However, driving composite piles require more careful consideration due to their relatively low stiffness. Currently, there are no specific guidelines on the installation of composite piles which limits their acceptance in load-bearing applications. There is a need therefore to understand their behaviour during driving in order for composite piles to be safely and economically driven into the ground. This paper presents an overview on composite pile technologies and an examination on the different factors that affects their driving performance. Emphasis on the potential use of hollow fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) piles and the need for further study on their impact behaviour is highlighted. It is expected that the information provided in this paper will help researchers and engineers to develop efficient techniques and guidelines in driving composites piles.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version, due to publisher's copyright policy (Elsevier).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 20:24
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 02:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite piles; driveability; hollow FRP piles; impedance; impact behaviour
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.02.004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21179

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