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Fatigue experiments on circular hollow sections with CFRP reinforced cutouts


Ghanbari Ghazijahani, T and Jiao, H and Holloway, D, Fatigue experiments on circular hollow sections with CFRP reinforced cutouts, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 106 pp. 322-328. ISSN 0143-974X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.01.002


CHS members appear in a great many structural applications. These elements are in some cases exposed to cyclic loading. In a previous study (Ghanbari Ghazijahani et al., 2014) the authors conducted a series of fatigue experiments on perforated CHS members and found that large cutouts resulted in a significant reduction in fatigue life, while small cutouts provided stress relief to the base plate connection and increased life. This study focuses on recovering the fatigue life for larger cutouts by reinforcement with CFRP. Fatigue life was not only fully recovered with the CFRP reinforcement but dramatically increased relative to the unreinforced intact specimen.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:CFRP composite, cutout, circular steel hollow sections, tests, fatigue life, bending
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:98206
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-02-05
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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