Structural applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite tubes: a review of columns members

Al-saadi, Ali Umran and Aravinthan, Thiru and Lokuge, Weena (2018) Structural applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite tubes: a review of columns members. Composite Structures, 204. pp. 513-524. ISSN 0263-8223


Use of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) in column applications is increased because it can act as a confining material, a reinforcement and a structural column. The application of FRP tubes is correlated with the fibre orientation since tube stiffness is mainly attributed to the stiffness of fibres. Thus, for confinement, the fibres should align in the transverse direction of the tube while they should align in the axial direction when tubes are used as compression members. FRP tubes with fibres mainly in axial direction may reach failure because the stiffness in the perpendicular direction to fibres depends only on the stiffness of the matrix. In order to boost the stiffness in the secondary direction while supporting fibres in the main direction, fibres should be in multi-directions.

This paper reviews and identifies gaps in knowledge on the use of FRP materials in column applications in new or existing construction regimes.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 December 2019 (12 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2018 02:04
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 04:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: confined concrete column; pultruded FRP tube; concrete strength; hybrid column; stress-strain models
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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.07.109

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