Temperature Effects on Full Scale FRP Bridge Using Innovative Composite Components

This paper presents the results of an investigation on effects of temperature change into the structural behaviour of a FRP demonstrator trial bridge

C. S. Sirimanna; M. M. Islam; T. Aravinthan

2012

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  • Numerous large-scale demonstrator projects around the world have shown the viability of composite materials for bridge applications
  • Most of the projects have been directed towards the better understanding of bridge behaviour in strength and serviceability
  • This paper presents the results of an investigation on effects of temperature change into the structural behaviour of a FRP demonstrator trial bridge
  • It was installed at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Campus using innovative sandwich composites
  • It has been found that temperatures in different locations of the bridge vary for different locations within the bridge
  • Based on the meas-ured temperature variation, some important recommendations are provided on the effects of temperature for innovative fibre composite bridge

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