Experimental and finite element analysis of a double strap joint between steel plates and normal modulus CFRP

Fawzia, Sabrina, Al-Mahaidi, Riadh, & Zhao, Xiao-Ling (2006) Experimental and finite element analysis of a double strap joint between steel plates and normal modulus CFRP. Composite Structures, 75(1-4), pp. 156-162.

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Strengthening of steel structures using externally-bonded carbon fibre reinforced polymers ‘CFRP’ is a rapidly developing technique. This paper describes the behaviour of axially loaded flat steel plates strengthened using carbon fibre reinforced polymer sheets. Two steel plates were joined together with adhesive and followed by the application of carbon fibre sheet double strap joint with different bond lengths. The behaviour of the specimens was further investigated by using nonlinear finite element analysis to predict the failure modes and load capacity. In this study, bond failure is the dominant failure mode for normal modulus (240 GPa) CFRP bonding which closely matched the results of finite elements. The predicted ultimate loads from the FE analysis are found to be in good agreement with experimental values.

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ID Code: 45364
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced polymer), Bond failure, Double strap joint, Steel plate, Finite element analysis
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2006.04.038
ISSN: 0263-8223
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Composite Structures. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Composite Structures, Volume 75, Issues 1–4, (September 2006), DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2006.04.038
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 22:19
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