Durability analysis for FRP and SRG composites in civil applications

Borri, Antonio, Castori, Giulio, Corradi, Marco and Speranzini, Emanuela (2015) Durability analysis for FRP and SRG composites in civil applications. Key Engineering Materials, 624. pp. 421-428. ISSN 1662-9795

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Abstract

In this study, an effort was made to develop an experimental protocol to study the effects of accelerated ageing on composite materials based on bamboo and steel fibers. The physic-mechanical properties of different types of steel and bamboo fibers were investigated. Specimens were subjected to environmental agents. Mechanical and physical tests were used to measure the retained properties and to observe the causes of damage and strength reduction. The experimental data showed that resin properties may strongly influence the durability of FRP reinforcement, environmental combined cycles did not take to significant damage of conditioned specimens; steel fibers are sensitive to alkaline attack when resin does not provide adequate protection to fibers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 12-9-14 before print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing, bamboo fiber, FRP materials, mechanical tests, steel fiber (SF)
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 13:31
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 14:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17545

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