Experimental investigation of performance of fibre-reinforced polymer sandwich bridge deck panels

Ting, Zing (2013) Experimental investigation of performance of fibre-reinforced polymer sandwich bridge deck panels. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Nowadays, bridge decks which are constructed by the fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been highly and keen in used in replacing the conventional materials such as woods, concretes and steels due to its advantages such in high tensile strength, good in corrosion resisting and the weight of the fibres. These bridge decks are mainly famous and being rapidly used for bridges such as highway bridges and pedestrian bridges. The main purpose for this paper is to investigate the performance of fibre-reinforced polymer sandwich bridge deck panels subject to a certain loads, the failure modes of the glass fibres composites, the maximum failure load and the flexural stiffness acting on the glass fibre panels. The comparison of the load deflection curve measured by the Linear Variable Differential Transducers (LVDT) and the crosshead was done in the report. The behaviours of the panels was observed and recorded. The machine used for the investigation of the performance of the fibre composite panel is Zwick Roell Z250.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 09:15
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:39
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15174

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