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Structural Behaviour of Steel Columns and Steel-Concrete Composite Girders Retrofitted using CFRP
Steel bridges and structures often need strengthening due to increased life loads, or repair due to corrosion or fatigue cracking. This study explored the use of adhesively bonded Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) ...
Flexural Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams at Elevated Temperatures
Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) have gained considerable popularity as a building and repair material. In particular, FRPs have been an economical means of extending the life of structures. As time passes, an increased ...
Fatigue Performance of a Hybrid CFRP/STEEL Splice Detail for Modular Bridge Expansion Joints
As traffic demand on bridges increases, loading cycles on critical components will increase, reducing their service life. Modular bridge expansion joints, which are imperative to allowing the bridge superstructure to move, ...
Behaviour of CFRP-Prestressed Concrete Beams under Sustained Loading and High-Cycle Fatigue at Low Temperature
Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs) are becoming increasingly accepted in structural engineering applications. In particular, Carbon-FRP (CFRP) tendons are proving to be promising as prestressing reinforcement for concrete ...
Strengthening Slender S-Section Steel Columns Using CFRP Plates of Various Moduli
This thesis investigates strengthening slender steel columns with carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) plates of various moduli. Three different types of CFRP were used in the study: Ultra-high modulus (430GPa), High ...
Short and Long Term Behaviour of Externally Bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Laminates With Bio-Based Resins for Flexural Strengthening of Concrete Beams
The use of bio-based resins in composites for construction is emerging as a way to reduce of embodied energy produced by a structural system. In this study, two types of bio-based resins were explored: an epoxidized pine ...