A fair dinkum approach to fibre composites in civil engineering

Van Erp, Gerard and Cattell, Craig and Ayers, Stephen R. (2006) A fair dinkum approach to fibre composites in civil engineering. Construction and Building Materials, 20 (1-2). pp. 2-10. ISSN 0950-0618


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[Abstract]: Over the past 10 years, Australian researchers have actively pursued the development of new structural systems utilising fibre
composites, for the rehabilitation and replacement of deteriorating civil infrastructure. The result has been a range of new systems
which offer unprecedented levels of functionality at a cost which is directly competitive with traditional structural materials. Several
of these systems have been successfully demonstrated in real world projects. To encourage these developments, the Australian composites
industry has been investing in programs to develop codes and standards, and to establish an appropriate regulatory framework
to ensure confidence in manufacture, supply and installation of composite products. This paper presents an overview of
Australian research into infrastructure applications of fibre composites and associated industry development programs.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited according to Publisher's requirements.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite structures, innovation, bridges, beams, marine structures
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2005.06.044
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/714

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