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Composite timber beams strengthened by steel and CFRP


Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T and Jiao, H and Holloway, D, Composite timber beams strengthened by steel and CFRP, Journal of Composites for Construction, 21, (1) Article 0000714. ISSN 1090-0268 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers

DOI: doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000714


Composite timber beams strengthened by U-shape steel sections and carbon fiber–reinforced plastic (CFRP) are studied experimentally in this paper. Specimens with various strengthening, i.e., steel only, CFRP only, and a combination of the two, were considered under three-point flexural tests. Failure, displacement and strain response, ductility, bending capacity, and structural efficiency were evaluated for the present tested models. Dramatic enhancement of the capacity in addition to improved deflection and ductility were gained for the strengthened beams relative to the plain specimens, indicating the effectiveness of the reinforcement on the flexural strength of such composite beams.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:composite beams, timber/wood, steel and carbon fiber–reinforced plastic (CFRP), bending, experiments
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Structural engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Metals
UTAS Author:Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T (Mr Tohid Ghanbari Ghazijahani)
UTAS Author:Jiao, H (Dr Hui Jiao)
UTAS Author:Holloway, D (Associate Professor Damien Holloway)
ID Code:109484
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-06-20
Last Modified:2018-10-05

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