Behavior of pultruded multi-celled GFRP hollow beams with low-strength concrete infill

Muttashar, M. and Karunasena, W. and Manalo, A. and Lokuge, W. (2017) Behavior of pultruded multi-celled GFRP hollow beams with low-strength concrete infill. In: 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges (ACMSM24), 6-9 Dec 2016, Perth, Australia.

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The structural performance of multi-celled GFRP hollow beams is highly affected by the local buckling failure. Therefore, this study introduces pultruded multi-celled GFRP beams filled with low strength concrete. The flexural behaviour of beams made up of 1, 2 and 3 pultruded GFRP square sections (125 mm x125 mm x 6.5mm) and filled with concrete having low compressive strength was investigated. The composite beams were subjected to four-point static bending test to determine the strength, stiffness and failure mechanisms. The results of the experimental investigations showed that the failure stress of 2 and 3 cells beams is 98% and 85% compared with single cell beam, respectively. However, the filling percentages are 50% and 33%, respectively. All the tested beams were failed due to compression failure of the GFRP profile. Furthermore, the effective stiffness of 2 and 3 cells is 95% and 96%, respectively compared with single cell section.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 05:17
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite, multi-celled GFRP, beam, concrete infill, low strength concrete
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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