Numerical studies on CFRP strengthened steel columns under transverse impact

Alam, Md Iftekharul & Fawzia, Sabrina (2015) Numerical studies on CFRP strengthened steel columns under transverse impact. Composite Structures, 120, pp. 428-441.

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Abstract

Strengthening of metallic structures using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) has become a smart strengthening option over the conventional strengthening method. Transverse impact loading due to accidental vehicular collision can lead to the failure of existing steel hollow tubular columns. However, knowledge is very limited on the behaviour of CFRP strengthened steel members under dynamic impact loading condition. This paper deals with the numerical simulation of CFRP strengthened square hollow section (SHS) steel columns under transverse impact loading to predict the behaviour and failure modes. The transverse impact loading is simulated using finite element (FE) analysis based on numerical approach. The accuracy of the FE modelling is ensured by comparing the predicted results with available experimental tests. The effects of impact velocity, impact mass, support condition, axial loading and CFRP thickness are examined through detail parametric study. The impact simulation results indicate that the strengthening technique shows an improved impact resistance capacity by reducing lateral displacement of the strengthened column about 58% compared to the bare steel column. Axial loading plays an important role on the failure behaviour of tubular column.

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ID Code: 78889
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CFRP, Square hollow section (SHS), Steel column, Numerical simulation, Transverse impact
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.10.022
ISSN: 0263-8223
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 2014 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 120, (February 2015), DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.10.022
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2014 22:54
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 00:30

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