Benefits of geopolymer concrete-filled FRP beams and its flexural behaviour

Ferdous, Wahid and Manalo, Allan and Khennane, Amar and Kayali, Obada (2014) Benefits of geopolymer concrete-filled FRP beams and its flexural behaviour. In: Australasian Composites Conference (CA 2014): Materials for a Lighter and Smarter World, 7–9 Apr 2014, Newcastle, Australia.


This paper highlighted the shortcomings of Portland cement concrete and showed how geopolymer concrete can overcome those problems. It also investigated the flexural behaviour of three beams manufactured from rectangular hollow pultruded composite profile filled with fly ash based geopolymer concrete and tested under four-point bending. Their strength and stiffness are determined and confirmed with the Strand7 finite element simulation. The result of the experimental investigation and numerical simulations indicates the possible application of geopolymer concrete filled FRP beams in civil infrastructure.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 23:34
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 00:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: pultruded composite; geopolymer concrete; flexural test; finite element simulation
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 > 86 Manufacturing > 8698 Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing > 869802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Manufacturing Activities

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