State-of-the-art review on FRP sandwich systems for lightweight civil infrastructure

Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru and Fam, Amir and Benmokrane, Brahim (2017) State-of-the-art review on FRP sandwich systems for lightweight civil infrastructure. Journal of Composites for Construction, 21 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1090-0268

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Abstract

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sandwich systems as primary load-bearing elements are relatively new concepts in lightweight civil infrastructure. These systems offer a combination of light weight, high strength, thermal insulation for some types, and service-life benefits. Recent developments and applications have demonstrated that these composite systems have emerged as a cost-effective alternative, especially when each material component is appropriately designed. Still, some issues and challenges need to be addressed if FRP systems are to gain widespread use in civil infrastructure. This paper provides an overview of the state-of-the-art research, development, and applications of FRP sandwich systems. It also identifies the challenges and future opportunities for the broad use of these advanced systems in civil engineering and construction.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This material may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sandwich systems; Fiber reinforced polymer; civil engineering; developments; challenges; opportunities
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000729
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29716

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