Behaviour of fibre composite pile under axial compression load

Guades, E. J. and Sirimanna, C. S. and Aravinthan, T. and Islam, M. M. (2011) Behaviour of fibre composite pile under axial compression load. In: 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and MateriaIs (ACMSM 21): Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 7-10 Dec 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

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Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite piles offer advantages compared to traditional pile materials since the latter materials have limited service life when used in marine environment. As a result, application of composite piles started to gain acceptance in pile rehabilitation and replacement. Apart from composite piles’ advantages, there is a need to assess its structural behaviour under different loading conditions. To perform this, the present paper experimentally and numerically investigates the behaviour of hollow FRP composite pile under axial compression. It was found that fibreglass-reinforced lamina bears 96% of the applied load while 4% was carried by Soric XF-reinforced lamina. Lateral strain of the plies remains the same across the thickness of the tube irrespective of the loading magnitude while axial strain variations on plies were developed at increasing applied load. Furthermore, the load-strain curves of the finite element model are in close agreement with the experimental results.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Accepted Version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 01:04
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 04:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: FRP; pile; rehabilitation; replacement; experimental; numerical; axial; compression
Fields of Research : 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
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1201/b10571-81

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