Development and assessment of a carbon fibre reinforced composite repair system

Falzon, P. J. and Leong, K. H. and McGarva, L. and Leong, Y. L. and Manalo, A. and Virk, A. and Leipnik, D. and Djukic, L. (2012) Development and assessment of a carbon fibre reinforced composite repair system. In: 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM 2012): Composites: Enabling Tomorrow's Industry Today, 6-8 Nov 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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In 2011, PETRONAS commercialised a new composite repair system referred to as PipeAssure™, which is a glass fibre reinforced epoxy prepreg system for the repair and corrosion protection of steel infrastructure that can be applied in and out of water. This paper reports on further advancements of the PipeAssure™ system through the development of a carbon fibre reinforced version. The carbon reinforced system has been assessed through tensile and lap joint mechanical testing and hydrostatic testing of overwrap repaired pipe articles. Comparisons made with the glass fibre version reveal an increase in strength and modulus by up to 190% which allows for smaller repairs to be used and therefore allowing for significant cost savings due to a reduction in repair installation time and effort.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright© (2012) by Asian-Australasian Association for Composite Materials (AACM). Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2013 07:52
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: repair; rehabilitation; carbon fibre; overwrap; testing
Fields of Research : 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

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