Testing and analysis of fibre composite beams in a bridge structure

Green, Christopher Ross (2007) Testing and analysis of fibre composite beams in a bridge structure. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: The aims of this project were to investigate the behaviour of fibre composite beams under various load types (including dynamic loading) in a composite
bridge structure, to determine whether simplified methods can be used to analyse the composite structure accurately, and to investigate issues involved in increasing the span of the bridge to full scale.

The testing was undertaken by the Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC), in conjunction with the Queensland Government Department of Main Roads (DMR) on an approximately half-scale fibre composite bridge constructed by Loklite Pty Ltd in conjunction with the CEEFC.

Analysis of field results from this testing, and finite element analysis (FEA) using the Strand7 FEA software package was undertaken. Comparisons of
results from both types of analysis were undertaken, and conclusions made from these comparisons were used to resolve the aims of the project.

Recommendations for areas of future research were also given, as this project has been shown to lead to a number of areas where more in-depth analysis and
complex finite element modelling could provide greater insight into the behaviour of fibre composite beams in composite bridge structures.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Appendix D Strand7 FEA files unavailable here - please contact author if these are required at: greenfamily24@bigpond.com.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 22:41
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibre composite beams; bridges; bridge structure
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400510 Structural engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400504 Construction engineering
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/4216

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