Composite behaviour of a hybrid FRP bridge girder and concrete deck

Manalo, A. C. and Aravinthan, T. and Mutsuyoshi, H. and Matsui, T. (2012) Composite behaviour of a hybrid FRP bridge girder and concrete deck. Advances in Structural Engineering, 15 (4). pp. 589-600. ISSN 1369-4332

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This paper involves experimental investigation onto the composite behaviour of a hybrid FRP bridge girder with an overlying concrete deck. Two types of shear connections were investigated: epoxy resin adhesives alone and epoxy resin combined with steel u-bolts. The results showed that the steel u-bolts combined with epoxy resin provided a more effective connection; hence a full-size specimen was prepared based on this result. Four-point bending test was carried out to determine the behaviour of a full-scale composite hybrid FRP girder and concrete deck. The composite action resulted to a higher stiffness and strength with the hybrid FRP girder exhibiting higher tensile strain before final failure. There was a significant decrease in the compressive strain in the top flange of the FRP girder thereby preventing the sudden failure of the beam. The composite beam failed due to crushing of the concrete followed by shear failure in the top flange and web of the FRP girder.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of Publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 12:42
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 06:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite action; concrete deck; fiber composites; hybrid FRP; shear connector
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural 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: 10.1260/1369-4332.15.4.589

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