A Study on the Behavior Characteristics of Curved FRP-Concrete Composite Panel
Following the recent growing interest on long-lasting structures, various researches attempt to exploit Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) to constructions owing to the remarkable reduction of maintenance costs brought by its outstanding resistance to corrosion. However, research dedicated to curved FRP construction material applicable to tunnel or arch bridge is still absent. This study conducts loading tests and finite element analysis in order to examine the behavior of curved FRP-concrete panel produced by pultrusion. The test results reveal that FRP and concrete exhibit linear elastic behavior until the maximum load. The parametric analysis with various FRP sections shows that the behavior of the curved FRP-concrete composite panel depends on the web height of FRP, the spacing of the webs, the length of the flange and the radius of curvature.
Hongbing Ji, Yixin Chen and Shengzhou Chen
W. T. Jung et al., "A Study on the Behavior Characteristics of Curved FRP-Concrete Composite Panel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 557-559, pp. 375-380, 2012