FE modeling of FRP strengthened CHS members subjected to lateral impact

Alam, M. I. and Fawzia, S. and Tafsirojjaman, T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4801-6744 and Zhao, X. L. (2018) FE modeling of FRP strengthened CHS members subjected to lateral impact. In: 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS 2017), 4-6 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

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This paper presents the detailed finite element (FE) numerical modeling technique and dynamic lateral impact simulation of bare and FRP strengthened circular hollow section (CHS) tubular members. The equivalent composite layer technique is adopted to simulate experimental failure characterizes of FRP laminates and strengthened members. The FE analysis results are compared with the drop hammer lateral impact test results. Very good agreement between the lateral displacement-time curves of bare and strengthened specimens is ob-served. Both local and global deformation failures of the specimens are well predicted from dynamic impact simulation. Moreover, FE analysis results confirm that the FRP debonding failure at the impact location of the specimens can be simulated with reasonable accuracy. Thus, the current numerical analysis technique can be adopted to accurately predict the lateral impact responses of FRP strengthened hollow tubular members.

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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.
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 06:00
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: FRP strengthened, circular hollow section (CHS), finite element (FE) numerical modeling, impact force, lateral impact
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400509 Structural dynamics
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400510 Structural engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351210843-51
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42073

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