Axial compression behaviour of all-composite modular wall system

Sharda, Arvind and Manalo, Allan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0493-433X and Ferdous, Wahid ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4473-4722 and Bai, Yu and Nicol, Lachlan and Mohammed, Ali and Benmokrane, Brajim (2021) Axial compression behaviour of all-composite modular wall system. Composite Structures, 268:113986. pp. 1-18. ISSN 0263-8223


Abstract

The structural behaviour of modular wall systems made from pultruded glassfibre reinforced polymer profileand composite sheathings was evaluated experimentally and numerically. Full‐scale wall panels were testedunder axial compression to investigate critical design parameters including presence of wall sheathing, connec-tions between sheathing and frame, width of the panel, and frame configurations. The results showed that thefailure of the wall panels, where top and bottom plates are extended throughout the width, is governed by thelateral deformation of the plate due to their low transverse strength and stiffness. Finite element (FE) results ofthe composite wall systems with extended studs showed that they are ten times stiffer and stronger than thewalls with extended plates. This study demonstrated the high potential offibre composite materials for themodular wall systems.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 04:56
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 02:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modular construction,Composite wall system, Compression behaviour,GFRP panels
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401706 Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400510 Structural engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 24 MANUFACTURING > 2403 Ceramics, glass and industrial mineral products > 240304 Composite materials
12 CONSTRUCTION > 1202 Construction design > 120201 Civil construction design
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Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.113986
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45260

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