Bond performance of CFRP strengthened steel members subjected to axial compression

Abeygunasekera, S., Gamage, J.C.P.H, & Fawzia, S. (2013) Bond performance of CFRP strengthened steel members subjected to axial compression. In Pathirana, K.P.P. (Ed.) 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, 13 - 15 December 2013, Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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This paper focuses on the use of externally bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) materials to strengthen steel plates subjected to compression. A fully slender steel section was selected in this test programme. CFRP strengthened steel plates and non strengthened plates were tested to fail under compressive load. The middle part of the strut was strengthened using CFRP sheet. The length of the strengthened zone was varied. Eight specimens were tested in this test programme. The test results showed a significant strength gain of 47% and delaying of lateral torsional buckling failure mode of strengthened members. This study confirms that there is great potential to increase the short term performance of CFRP strengthened steel structure under axial compression.

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ID Code: 67362
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: CFRP/Steel composite, Bond length, Bond performance, Axial compression
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Feb 2014 23:19
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 05:48

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