A review of FRP composite truss systems and its connection

Hizam, R. M. and Manalo, A. C. and Karunasena, W. (2013) A review of FRP composite truss systems and its connection. In: 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22): Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation , 11-14 Dec 2012, Sydney, Australia.

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This paper presents an overview of the recent developments and initiatives on FRP trusses, which has been evolving and has become a viable construction system in civil infrastructure. The paper also discusses the different jointing systems used to assemble FRP components with the aim of determining the appropriate and reliable jointing connections for fibre composites trusses. The different parameters that affect the integrity of connections such as loading condition, material preparation (stacking sequence, volume fraction, etc.), joint configuration, joint geometry, and fastening method will be evaluated. It is anticipated that by addressing these connection issues, it will minimise some ambiguities and provide an understanding to designers and engineers on the potential of fibre composites trusses and advance its application in civil engineering infrastructures.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group. Accepted 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: 21 May 2013 02:28
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: composites; truss; joint; connection; civil infrastructure
Fields of Research : 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: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870302 Metals (e.g. Composites, Coatings, Bonding)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22535

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