Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part I: preliminary investigation in bending

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Springolo, Mario, Van Erp, Gerard and Khennane, Amar. 2006. "Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part I: preliminary investigation in bending ." International Journal of Materials and Product Technology. 25 (4), pp. 297-313. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMPT.2006.008885
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Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part I: preliminary investigation in bending

ERA Journal ID3761
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsSpringolo, Mario (Author), Van Erp, Gerard (Author) and Khennane, Amar (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Journal Citation25 (4), pp. 297-313
Year2006
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0268-1900
1741-5209
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMPT.2006.008885
Web Address (URL)http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijmpt
Abstract

The objective of this study is to contribute to the development of a composite beam for use in civil engineering systems. Based on the limitations in existing concepts, a new beam design is proposed and its behaviour studied. Using the classical beam theory, the Timoshenko beam theory, the Timoshenko plate theory, as well as the transformed section approach, borrowed from reinforced concrete, a simplified analytical approach, which could be used in design, is developed to conduct first and second order analysis of the proposed beam in order to achieve a rational sizing of its section before a rigorous testing regime is carried out. Finally, to validate the analytical model and gain confidence in the design, the analytical and experimental results are compared to a rigorous non linear finite element solution. It was found that the analytical model agreed relatively well with the experiments and the FE analyses, giving confidence in the validity of the underlying assumptions.

Keywordscomposite beam, design, prototype, Timoshenko beam, Timoshenko plate theory, transformed section
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400504. Construction engineering
Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites
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