A fair dinkum approach to fibre composites in civil engineering

Article


Van Erp, Gerard, Cattell, Craig and Ayers, Stephen R.. 2006. "A fair dinkum approach to fibre composites in civil engineering ." Construction and Building Materials. 20 (1-2), pp. 2-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2005.06.044
Article Title

A fair dinkum approach to fibre composites in civil engineering

ERA Journal ID3470
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsVan Erp, Gerard (Author), Cattell, Craig (Author) and Ayers, Stephen R. (Author)
Journal TitleConstruction and Building Materials
Journal Citation20 (1-2), pp. 2-10
Number of Pages9
Year2006
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0950-0618
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2005.06.044
Web Address (URL)http://www.elsevier.com/locate/conbuildmat
Abstract

[Abstract]: Over the past 10 years, Australian researchers have actively pursued the development of new structural systems utilising fibre
composites, for the rehabilitation and replacement of deteriorating civil infrastructure. The result has been a range of new systems
which offer unprecedented levels of functionality at a cost which is directly competitive with traditional structural materials. Several
of these systems have been successfully demonstrated in real world projects. To encourage these developments, the Australian composites
industry has been investing in programs to develop codes and standards, and to establish an appropriate regulatory framework
to ensure confidence in manufacture, supply and installation of composite products. This paper presents an overview of
Australian research into infrastructure applications of fibre composites and associated industry development programs.

Keywordscomposite structures, innovation, bridges, beams, marine structures
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400504. Construction engineering
Public Notes

File reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher/author.

Byline AffiliationsFibre Composites Design and Development
Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/9x9zy/a-fair-dinkum-approach-to-fibre-composites-in-civil-engineering

  • 2394
    total views
  • 1011
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

An Investigation into the Use of Ultrasonic Wave Transmission Techniques to Evaluate Air Voids in Asphalt
Zargar, Majid, Banerjee, Sourish, Bullen, Frank and Ayers, Ron. 2018. "An Investigation into the Use of Ultrasonic Wave Transmission Techniques to Evaluate Air Voids in Asphalt." Pradhan, Biswajeet (ed.) 1st Global Civil Engineering Conference (GCEC 2017). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 26 - 28 Jul 2017 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8016-6_103
Developing crash modification factors for roundabouts using a cross-sectional method
Al-Marafi, Mohammad Nour, Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam and Ayers, Ron. 2020. "Developing crash modification factors for roundabouts using a cross-sectional method." Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. 7 (3), pp. 362-374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2018.10.012
Evaluation of an innovative composite railway sleeper for a narrow-gauge track under static load
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Van Erp, Gerard, Aravinthan, Thiru and Ghabraie, Kazem. 2018. "Evaluation of an innovative composite railway sleeper for a narrow-gauge track under static load." Journal of Composites for Construction. 22 (2), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000833
The need for safety targets in south Asian developing countries
Somasundaraswaran, K., Bullen, Frank, Ayers, Ron and Heydecker, Benjamin. 2009. "The need for safety targets in south Asian developing countries." 4th International Road Traffic and Accident Database Conference (IRTAD 2009). Seoul, South Korea 16 - 17 Sep 2009 Paris, France.
Flexural behavior of an FRP sandwich system with glass-fiber skins and a phenolic core at elevated in-service temperature
Manalo, Allan, Surendar, Swetha, van Erp, Gerard and Benmokrane, Brahim. 2016. "Flexural behavior of an FRP sandwich system with glass-fiber skins and a phenolic core at elevated in-service temperature." Composite Structures. 152, pp. 96-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.05.028
Optimal polymer matrix coating for composite railway sleeper – analytic hierarchy process
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard. 2015. "Optimal polymer matrix coating for composite railway sleeper – analytic hierarchy process." Wu, Zhishen, Wu, Gang and Wang, Xin (ed.) Joint Conference of the 12th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-12) & the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Structures (APFIS-2015). Nanjing, China 14 - 16 Dec 2015 China.
Thermo-mechanical behaviour of epoxy based polymer matrix
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard. 2015. "Thermo-mechanical behaviour of epoxy based polymer matrix." 27th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia (Concrete 2015) in conjunction with the 69th RILEM Week: Construction Innovations, Research into Practice. Melbourne, Australia 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2015 Sydney, Australia.
Effect of ultraviolet radiation on the physical and mechanical properties of polymer matrix
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard. 2015. "Effect of ultraviolet radiation on the physical and mechanical properties of polymer matrix." 27th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia (Concrete 2015) in conjunction with the 69th RILEM Week: Construction Innovations, Research into Practice. Melbourne, Australia 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2015 Sydney, Australia.
Design of epoxy resin based polymer concrete matrix for composite railway sleeper
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard. 2014. "Design of epoxy resin based polymer concrete matrix for composite railway sleeper." Smith, Scott T. (ed.) 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). Byron Bay, Australia 09 - 12 Dec 2014 Lismore, Australia.
Building long-term capability in the Australian minerals industry – The MINAD project
Ayers, Ron, Dowling, David and Lind, Gavin. 2014. "Building long-term capability in the Australian minerals industry – The MINAD project." Bainbridge-Smith, Andrew, Qi, Ziming Tom and Gupta, Gourab Sen (ed.) 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2014). Wellington, New Zealand 07 - 10 Dec 2014 Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Properties of epoxy polymer concrete matrix: Effect of resin-to-filler ratio and determination of optimal mix for composite railway sleepers
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard. 2016. "Properties of epoxy polymer concrete matrix: Effect of resin-to-filler ratio and determination of optimal mix for composite railway sleepers." Construction and Building Materials. 124, pp. 287-300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.07.111
Composite railway sleepers: new developments and opportunities
Ferdous, Wahid, Aravinthan, Thiru, Manalo, Allan and Van Erp, Gerard. 2015. "Composite railway sleepers: new developments and opportunities." 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Operational Excellence (IHHA 2015). Perth, Australia 21 - 24 Jun 2015 United States.
Structural performance of heavy duty composite railway sleeper
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard. 2015. "Structural performance of heavy duty composite railway sleeper." 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: Operational Excellence (IHHA 2015). Perth, Australia 21 - 24 Jun 2015
Composite railway sleepers – recent developments, challenges and future prospects
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Van Erp, Gerard, Aravinthan, Thiru, Kaewunruen, Sakdirat and Remennikov, Alex. 2015. "Composite railway sleepers – recent developments, challenges and future prospects." Composite Structures. 134, pp. 158-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.08.058
Composite railway sleeper: a cost effective and eco-friendly alternative
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Van Erp, Gerard. 2014. "Composite railway sleeper: a cost effective and eco-friendly alternative." IEEE Australia and New Zealand Student and Young Professional Congress (ANZSCON 2014). Brisbane, Australia 03 - 05 Jul 2014
Structural optimisation of composite railway sleeper
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan and Van Erp, Gerard. 2014. "Structural optimisation of composite railway sleeper." Australasian Composites Conference (CA 2014): Materials for a Lighter and Smarter World. Newcastle, Australia 07 - 09 Apr 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
Glue-laminated composite sandwich beams for structural engineering and construction
Manalo, A., Maranan, G. and Erp, G. V.. 2013. "Glue-laminated composite sandwich beams for structural engineering and construction." 13th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC13). Sapporro, Japan 11 - 13 Sep 2013 Sapporo, Japan.
Traffic flow modelling for an urban arterial road in Brisbane City
Al-Nuaimi, Hamdi, Ayers, Ron and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam. 2013. "Traffic flow modelling for an urban arterial road in Brisbane City." 14th Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference (REAAA 2013): The Road Factor in Economic Transformation. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 26 - 28 Mar 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The effects of improved vehicle technology on the design of acceleration and deceleration lanes at freeway entry and exit ramps
Keys, Jason and Ayers, Ron. 2012. "The effects of improved vehicle technology on the design of acceleration and deceleration lanes at freeway entry and exit ramps." 25th Australian Road Research Board Conference: Shaping the Future: Linking Policy, Rresearch and Outcomes (ARRB 2012) . Perth, Australia 23 - 26 Sep 2012 Melbourne, Australia.
The effectiveness of using variable speed limit on the performance of an interrupted flow
Al-Nuaimi, Hamdi, Ayers, Ron and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam. 2012. "The effectiveness of using variable speed limit on the performance of an interrupted flow." Chen, B. M., Khan, M. T. and Tan, K. -K (ed.) IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012): Applications for the 21st Century. Colombo, Sri Lanka 27 - 29 Dec 2012 Calgary, Canada. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2012.785-065
Innovative all composite multi-pultrusion truss systems: FE modelling and behavioural issues
Omar, T., Van Erp, G., Aravinthan, T. and Key, P.. 2007. "Innovative all composite multi-pultrusion truss systems: FE modelling and behavioural issues." Smith, Scott T. (ed.) 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007). Hong Kong, China 12 - 14 Dec 2007 Hong Kong.
A method of manufacturing structural units
Van Erp, Gerardus Maria. 2003. A method of manufacturing structural units. WO/2003/016649
Structural elements formed from castable material
Van Erp, Gerardus Maria. 2004. Structural elements formed from castable material. WO/2004/029380
Can the influence of mechanical impedance improve structural crash worthiness?
Brell, Edward, Van Erp, Gerard and Snook, Chris. 1999. "Can the influence of mechanical impedance improve structural crash worthiness?" Bradford , Mark A., Bridge, Russell Q. and Foster, Stephen J. (ed.) 16th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM16). Sydney, Australia 08 - 10 Dec 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands.
A strengthening system: international patent for innovative structural strengthening using externally prestressed fibre wraps
Aravinthan, Thiru, Heldt, Tim and Van Erp, Gerard. 2007. A strengthening system: international patent for innovative structural strengthening using externally prestressed fibre wraps. PCT/AU2005/0011581
The use of road safety target setting in fatality and injury reduction
Somasundaraswaran, K., Bullen, F. and Ayers, R.. 2010. "The use of road safety target setting in fatality and injury reduction." 24th Australian Road Research Board Conference (ARRB 2010): Building on 50 Years of Road and Transport Research. Melbourne, Australia 12 - 15 Oct 2010 Melbourne, Australia.
Behaviour of innovative fibre composite sandwich panels under point loading
Islam, M. M., Aravinthan, T. and Van Erp, G.. 2009. "Behaviour of innovative fibre composite sandwich panels under point loading." Sim, Jongsung (ed.) 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2009). Seoul, Korea 09 - 11 Dec 2009 Seoul, Korea.
Work in progress: a novel method of creating an academic content repository
Phythian, Mark, Taylor, Jim, Reushle, Shirley, Harris, Glenn, Kist, Alexander A. and Ayers, Ron. 2009. "Work in progress: a novel method of creating an academic content repository." Budny, Dan (ed.) 39th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2009): Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education. San Antonio, United States 18 - 21 Oct 2009 Piscataway, NJ. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350874
Developing a track model for testing the road pavement under repeated moving surface loads
Shiau, Jim S., Perumal, Tagarajan, Benjamin, Michael, Pather, Selvan and Ayers, Ron. 2006. "Developing a track model for testing the road pavement under repeated moving surface loads." 22nd ARRB Conference: Research Into Practice. Canberra, Australia 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2006 Canberra, Australia.
Developing physical models for geotechnical teaching and research
Shiau, Jim S., Pather, Selvan and Ayers, Ron. 2006. "Developing physical models for geotechnical teaching and research." Ng, C. W. W., Zhang, L. M. and Wang, Y. H. (ed.) 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Hong Kong, China 04 - 06 Aug 2006 Hong Kong.
Investigation by TGA-FTIR of the effect of styrene content and thickness on the UV-curing of vinylester resins
Cardona, F., Rogers, D. and Van Erp, G.. 2007. "Investigation by TGA-FTIR of the effect of styrene content and thickness on the UV-curing of vinylester resins." Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. 20 (6), pp. 601-615. https://doi.org/10.1177/0892705707083950
Shrinkage reduction of thermoset fibre composites during hardening using microwaves irradiation for curing
Ku, Harry S., Van Erp, Gerard, Ball, James A. R., Ayers, Stephen R. and Siu, Fred. 2002. "Shrinkage reduction of thermoset fibre composites during hardening using microwaves irradiation for curing." Wong, S. V., Osman, M. R., Yusuff, R. M. and Ismail, N. (ed.) 2nd World Engineering Congress (WEC 2002). Sarawak, Malaysia 22 - 25 Jul 2002 Malaysia.
M2S2 modular deployable shelter system: concept and analysis technique
Omar, T., Van Erp, G., Aravinthan, T. and Key, P.. 2008. "M2S2 modular deployable shelter system: concept and analysis technique." Xie, Yi Min and Patnaikuni, Indubhushan (ed.) ISEC 4: Innovations in Structural Engineering and Construction. Melbourne, Australia 26 - 28 Sep 2007 Leiden, Netherlands.
The effect of core architecture on the behaviour of sandwich columns under edgewise compression loading
Omar, T., Aravinthan, T. and Van Erp, G.. 2007. "The effect of core architecture on the behaviour of sandwich columns under edgewise compression loading." Smith, Scott T. (ed.) 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007). Hong Kong, China 12 - 14 Dec 2007 Hong Kong.
Fibre composite structures in Australia's civil engineering market: an anatomy of innovation
Van Erp, Gerard, Cattell, Craig and Heldt, Tim. 2005. "Fibre composite structures in Australia's civil engineering market: an anatomy of innovation." Structural Control and Health Monitoring. 7 (3), pp. 150-160. https://doi.org/10.1002/pse.199
Innovative all composite multi-pultrusion truss system for stressed arch deployable shelters
Omar, T., Van Erp, G., Aravinthan, T. and Key, P.. 2007. "Innovative all composite multi-pultrusion truss system for stressed arch deployable shelters." Rabboo, Fathi Abd and Fathelbab, Fahmy (ed.) AICSGE 6: 6th Alexandria International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. Alexandria, Egypt 15 - 17 Apr 2007 Alexandria, Egypt.
Train crashworthiness and its impact on society
Brell, Edward, Van Erp, Gerard and Snook, Chris. 2002. "Train crashworthiness and its impact on society." Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 25 (2), pp. 103-112.
Fibre composite bridge decks: an alternative approach
Davey, Scott W., Van Erp, Gerard M. and Marsh, Roy. 2001. "Fibre composite bridge decks: an alternative approach." Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 32 (9), pp. 1339 - 1343. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1359-835X(01)00087-2
A Code of Practice for the structural design of fibre composites
Ayers, Stephen R. and van Erp, Gerard. 2004. "A Code of Practice for the structural design of fibre composites ." Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 157 (1), pp. 3-8. https://doi.org/10.1680/stbu.157.1.3.36408
Investigation of the effect of styrene content on the ultimate curing of vinylester resins by TGA-FTIR
Cardona, F., Rogers, D., Davey, S. and Van Erp, G.. 2007. "Investigation of the effect of styrene content on the ultimate curing of vinylester resins by TGA-FTIR." Journal of Composite Materials. 41 (2), pp. 137-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/002199830?063357
Plant based resins for fibre composites
Faigl, Pavel, Rogers, David, Maurin, Romain and Van Erp, Gerard. 2007. "Plant based resins for fibre composites." 4th Annual Composites Australia and Composites CRC Conference (CRC 2007): New Technology Taking Shape. Gold Coast, Australia 19 - 20 Apr 2007 Melbourne, Australia.
Stressed arch modular deployable composite shelters: concept and development
Omar, T., Van Erp, G. and Key, P. W.. 2006. "Stressed arch modular deployable composite shelters: concept and development ." Mirmiran, A. and Nanni, A. (ed.) CICE 2006: 3rd International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering. Miami, United States 13 - 15 Dec 2006 Miami, Fl, USA.
Modular deployable composite shelters - truss system
Omar, T., Van Erp, G. and Key, P.. 2007. "Modular deployable composite shelters - truss system ." Darby, A. P. and Ibell, T. P. (ed.) ACIC 2007: Advanced Composites in Construction Conference . Bath, United Kingdom 02 - 04 Apr 2007 York, UK.
M2S2 modular deployable composite shelters: concept and loading criteria
Omar, Tarek, Heldt, Tim, Key, P. and Van Erp, Gerard. 2006. "M2S2 modular deployable composite shelters: concept and loading criteria." Australian Journal of Structural Engineering. 6 (3), pp. 217-226.
Prioritisation of guardrail remedial works
Anderson, Troy and Ayers, Ron. 2006. "Prioritisation of guardrail remedial works." 22nd ARRB Conference: Research Into Practice. Canberra, Australia 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2006 Canberra, Australia.
Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part III: experimental results and nonlinear FE analysis
Springolo, Mario, Khennane, Amar and Van Erp, Gerard. 2006. "Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part III: experimental results and nonlinear FE analysis ." International Journal of Materials and Product Technology. 25 (4), pp. 331-347.
Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part II: preliminary investigation in shear and torsion
Springolo, Mario, Van Erp, Gerard and Khennane, Amar. 2006. "Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part II: preliminary investigation in shear and torsion ." International Journal of Materials and Product Technology. 25 (4), pp. 313-331.
Design and analysis of a composite beam for infrastructure applications - Part I: preliminary investigation in bending
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
Use of online discussion groups to increase student understanding of global social and technical issues
Ayers, Ron. 2005. "Use of online discussion groups to increase student understanding of global social and technical issues." Radcliffe, David and Humphries, Josh (ed.) 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education. Sydney, Australia 26 - 29 Sep 2005 Brisbane, Australia.
Vinylester/cenosphere composite materials for civil and structural engineering
Davey, Scott W., Heldt, Tim, Van Erp, Gerard and Ayers, Stephen R.. 2005. "Vinylester/cenosphere composite materials for civil and structural engineering." FRP International : The Official Newsletter of the International Institute for FRP in Construction. 2 (3), pp. 2-5.
Development of modular deployable composite shelters
Omar, T., Heldt, T., Key, P. and Van Erp, G.. 2005. "Development of modular deployable composite shelters." Stewart, Mark G. and Dockrill, Brad (ed.) 2005 Australian Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC 2005). Newcastle, Australia 11 - 14 Sep 2005 Sydney, Australia.
Train crashworthiness and its impact on society
Brell, Edward, Van Erp, Gerard and Snook, Chris. 1999. "Train crashworthiness and its impact on society." International Journal of Crashworthiness. 4 (4), pp. 419-431. https://doi.org/10.1533/cras.1999.0116