Mechanical Properties of Macro Polypropylene Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

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Abousnina, Rajab, Premasiri, Sachindra, Anise, Vilive, Lokuge, Weena, Vimonsatit, Vanissorn, Ferdous, Wahid and Alajarmeh, Omar. 2021. "Mechanical Properties of Macro Polypropylene Fibre-Reinforced Concrete." Polymers. 13 (23), pp. 1-26.
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Mechanical Properties of Macro Polypropylene Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

ERA Journal ID201391
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAbousnina, Rajab (Author), Premasiri, Sachindra (Author), Anise, Vilive (Author), Lokuge, Weena (Author), Vimonsatit, Vanissorn (Author), Ferdous, Wahid (Author) and Alajarmeh, Omar (Author)
Journal TitlePolymers
Journal Citation13 (23), pp. 1-26
Article Number4112
Number of Pages26
Year2021
PublisherMDPI AG
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISSN2073-4360
Web Address (URL)https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/23/4112
Abstract

Adding fibers to concrete helps enhance its tensile strength and ductility. Synthetic fibres are preferable to steel ones which suffer from corrosion that reduces their functionality with time. More consideration is given to synthetic fibres as they can be sourced from waste plastics and their incorporation in concrete is considered a new recycling pathway. Thus, this work investigates the potential engineering benefits of a pioneering application using extruded macro polyfibres in con-crete. Two different fiber dosages, 4 kg/m3 and 6 kg/m3, were used to investigate their influence based on several physical, mechanical and microstructural tests, including workability, compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, splitting-tensile strength, flexural test, CMOD, pull-out test and po-rosity. The test results revealed a slight decrease in the workability of the fibre-reinforced concrete, while all the mechanical and microstructural properties were enhanced significantly. It was ob-served that the compressive, splitting tensile and bonding strength of the concrete with 6 kg/m3 fibre dosage increased by 19.4%, 41.9% and 17.8% compared to the plain concrete specimens, re-spectively. Although there was no impact of the fibres on the modulus of rupture, they significantly increased the toughness, resulting in a progressive type of failure instead of the sudden and brittle type. Moreover, the macroporosity was reduced by the fibre addition, thus increasing the concrete compressive strength. Finally, simplified empirical formulas were developed to predict the mechanical properties of the concrete with fibre addition. The outcome of this study will help to increase the implementation of the recycled plastic waste in concrete mix design and promote a circular economy in the waste industry.

KeywordsCMOD; Concrete; Macro polypropylene fibre; Mechanical properties; Porosity
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400510. Structural engineering
401602. Composite and hybrid materials
400505. Construction materials
Byline AffiliationsMacquarie University
Centre for Future Materials
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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Manalo, Allan, Alajarmeh, Omar, Yang, Xian, Ferdous, Wahid, Ebrahimzadeh, Shahrad, Benmokrane, Brahim, Sorbello, Charles-Dean, Weerakoon, Senarath and Lutze, Darren. 2022. "Development and mechanical performance evaluation of a GFRP-reinforced concrete boat-approach slab." Structures. 46, pp. 73-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2022.10.040
A novel technique to improve the compressive strength and ductility of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite bars
Liu, Yue, Zhang, Hong-Tao, Tafsirojjaman, T., Dogar, Attiq Ur Rahman, Alajarmeh, Omar Al, Yue, Qing-Rui and Manalo, Allan. 2022. "A novel technique to improve the compressive strength and ductility of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite bars." Construction and Building Materials. 326, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126782
An Experimental and Numerical Investigation into the Durability of Fibre/Polymer Composites with Synthetic and Natural Fibres
Alajmi, Abdalrahman, Abousnina, Rajab, Shalwan, Abdullah, Alajmi, Sultan, Alipour, Golnaz, Tafsirojjaman, Tafsirojjaman and Will, Geoffrey. 2022. "An Experimental and Numerical Investigation into the Durability of Fibre/Polymer Composites with Synthetic and Natural Fibres." Polymers. 14 (10), pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14102024
The Electric–Thermal Effect of a Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Composite and Its Corresponding Mechanical Properties
Zhu, Runtian, Wang, Guoxian, Lin, Yuebin, Long, Jinxi, Du, Longji, Du, Xusheng, Abousnina, Rajab and Tafsirojjaman, T.. 2022. "The Electric–Thermal Effect of a Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Composite and Its Corresponding Mechanical Properties." Polymers. 14 (21), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14214489
Investigating snipe depth in girders and corbels in timber bridges
Cohen, Jethro, Lokuge, Weena and Herath, Nilupa. 2018. "Investigating snipe depth in girders and corbels in timber bridges." 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018). Melbourne, Australia 09 - 13 Jul 2018 United Kingdom.
Modelling flexural performance of hollow pultruded FRP profiles
Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Alajarmeh, Omar, Aravinthan, Thiru, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Mohammad, Ali and Zeng, Xuesen. 2021. "Modelling flexural performance of hollow pultruded FRP profiles." Composite Structures. 276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114553
Recycling of landfill wastes (tyres, plastics and glass) in construction – A review on global waste generation, performance, application and future opportunities
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Siddique, Rafat, Mendis, Priyan, Zhuge, Yan, Wong, Hong S., Lokuge, Weena, Aravinthan, Thiru and Schubel, Peter. 2021. "Recycling of landfill wastes (tyres, plastics and glass) in construction – A review on global waste generation, performance, application and future opportunities." Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 173, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105745
Experimental and numerical evaluation of the compression behaviour of GFRP-wrapped infill materials
Otoom, Omar F., Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, Warna, Manalo, Allan C., Ozbakkaloglu, Togay and Thambiratnam, David. 2021. "Experimental and numerical evaluation of the compression behaviour of GFRP-wrapped infill materials." Case Studies in Construction Materials. 15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2021.e00654
Experimental and numerical analysis on the effectiveness of GFRP wrapping system on timber pile rehabilitation
Lokuge, Weena, Otoom, Omar, Borzou, Rahmin, Navaratnam, Satheeskumar, Herath, Nilupa and Thambiratnam, David. 2021. "Experimental and numerical analysis on the effectiveness of GFRP wrapping system on timber pile rehabilitation." Case Studies in Construction Materials. 15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2021.e00552
Modelling hollow pultruded FRP profiles under axial compression: Local buckling and progressive failure
Alhawamdeh, Mohammad, Alajarmeh, Omar, Aravinthan, Thiru, Shelley, Tristan, Schubel, Peter, Kemp, Michael and Zeng, Xuesen. 2021. "Modelling hollow pultruded FRP profiles under axial compression: Local buckling and progressive failure." Composite Structures. 262, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.113650
Synergistic effects of hygrothermal conditions and solar ultraviolet radiation on the properties of structural particulate-filled epoxy polymer coatings
Mehrinejad Khotbehsara, Mojdeh, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru, Ferdous, Wahid, Benmokrane, Brahim and Nguyen, Kate T. Q.. 2021. "Synergistic effects of hygrothermal conditions and solar ultraviolet radiation on the properties of structural particulate-filled epoxy polymer coatings." Construction and Building Materials. 277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.122336
Bushfire mitigation and preparation on the Toowoomba Region Escarpment: a research report for Toowoomba Regional Council
Ryan, Barbara, King, Rachel, Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, Karu and Anderson, Esther. 2020. Bushfire mitigation and preparation on the Toowoomba Region Escarpment: a research report for Toowoomba Regional Council. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Novel analytical method for mix design and performance prediction of high calcium fly ash geopolymer concrete
Gunasekara, Chamila, Atzarakis, Peter, Lokuge, Weena, Law, David W. and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2021. "Novel analytical method for mix design and performance prediction of high calcium fly ash geopolymer concrete." Polymers. 13 (6). https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13060900
Tensile Fatigue Behavior of Polyester and Vinyl Ester Based GFRP Laminates—A Comparative Evaluation
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Yu, Peng, Salih, Choman, Abousnina, Rajab, Heyer, Tom and Schubel, Peter. 2021. "Tensile Fatigue Behavior of Polyester and Vinyl Ester Based GFRP Laminates—A Comparative Evaluation." Polymers. 13 (3), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13030386
Performance of timber girders with end-notch: Experimental and numerical investigation
Navaratnam, Satheeskumar, Herath, Nilupa, Lokuge, Weena, Thamboo, Julian and Poologanathan, Keerthan. 2021. "Performance of timber girders with end-notch: Experimental and numerical investigation." Structures. 29, pp. 730-740. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.11.075
Design of Alkali-Activated Slag-Fly Ash Concrete Mixtures Using Machine Learning
Gunasekara, C., Lokuge, W., Keskic, M., Raj, N., Law, D. W. and Setunge, S.. 2020. "Design of Alkali-Activated Slag-Fly Ash Concrete Mixtures Using Machine Learning." ACI Materials Journal. 117 (5), pp. 263-278. https://doi.org/10.14359/51727019
Behaviour of continuous fibre composite sandwich core under low-velocity impact
Zangana, Sartip, Epaarachchi, Jayantha, Ferdous, Wahid, Leng, Jinsong and Schubel, Peter. 2021. "Behaviour of continuous fibre composite sandwich core under low-velocity impact." Thin-Walled Structures. 158, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2020.107157
Characteristics, strength development and microstructure of cement mortar containing oil-contaminated sand
Abousnina, Rajab, Manalo, Allan, Ferdous, Wahid, Lokuge, Weena, Benabed, Benchaa and Al-Jabri, Khalifa Saif. 2020. "Characteristics, strength development and microstructure of cement mortar containing oil-contaminated sand." Construction and Building Materials. 252, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119155
Manufacturing and structural performance of glass-fiber-reinforced precast-concrete boat ramp planks
Manalo, A.C., Alajarmeh, O., Cooper, D., Sorbello, C. D., Weerakoon, S. Z. and Benmokrane, B.. 2020. "Manufacturing and structural performance of glass-fiber-reinforced precast-concrete boat ramp planks." Structures. 28, pp. 37-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.08.041
Comparative durability of GFRP composite reinforcing bars in concrete and in simulated concrete environments
Manalo, Allan, Maranan, Ginghis, Benmokrane, Brahim, Cousin, Patrice, Alajarmeh, Omar, Ferdous, Wahid, Liang, Ray and Hota, Gangarao. 2021. "Comparative durability of GFRP composite reinforcing bars in concrete and in simulated concrete environments." Cement and Concrete Composites. 109, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103564
Static behaviour of glass fibre reinforced novel composite sleepers for mainline railway track
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Alajarmeh, Omar, Mohammed, Ali A., Salih, Choman, Yu, Peng, Mehrinejad Khotbehsara, Mojdeh and Schubel, Peter. 2021. "Static behaviour of glass fibre reinforced novel composite sleepers for mainline railway track." Engineering Structures. 229, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111627
State-of-the-art of prefabricated FRP composite jackets for structural repair
Mohammed, Ali A., Manalo, Allan C., Ferdous, Wahid, Zhuge, Yan, Vijay, P. V., Alkinani, Ashraf Q. and Fam, Amir. 2020. "State-of-the-art of prefabricated FRP composite jackets for structural repair." Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal. 23 (5), pp. 1244-1258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jestch.2020.02.006
Design considerations for prefabricated composite jackets for structural repair: Parametric investigation and case study
Mohammed, Ali A., Manalo, Allan, Ferdous, Wahid, Abousnina, Rajab, Alajarmeh, Omar, Vijay, P.V. and Benmokrane, Brahim. 2021. "Design considerations for prefabricated composite jackets for structural repair: Parametric investigation and case study." Composite Structures. 261, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113288
Effects of ultraviolet solar radiation on the properties of particulate-filled epoxy based polymer coating
Mehrinejad Khotbehsara, Mojdeh, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru, Turner, Joanna, Ferdous, Wahid and Hota, Gangarao. 2020. "Effects of ultraviolet solar radiation on the properties of particulate-filled epoxy based polymer coating." Polymer Degradation and Stability. 181, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2020.109352
Axial Behaviour of Damaged Concrete Columns Repaired with Novel Prefabricate FRP Jacket
Mohammed, Ali A., Manalo, Allan C., Alajarmeh, Omar, Zhuge, Yan and Pettigrew, John. 2021. "Axial Behaviour of Damaged Concrete Columns Repaired with Novel Prefabricate FRP Jacket." 10th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2020/2021). Istanbul, Turkey 08 - 10 Dec 2021 Switzerland. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_47
Compressive behavior of hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars
Alajarmeh, Omar Saleh Awad. 2020. Compressive behavior of hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/21yk-ne68
Performance of Bridges with Damaged Elements in Extreme Flood Events
Lokuge, W., Fraser, C. and Karunasena, W.. 2020. "Performance of Bridges with Damaged Elements in Extreme Flood Events." Wang, Chien Ming, Ho, Johnny C.M. and Kitipornchai, Sritawat (ed.) 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25). Brisbane, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2018 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_40
Numerical Investigation on Hollow Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Tube Columns
Al-Saadi, A.U., Aravinthan, T. and Lokuge, W.. 2020. "Numerical Investigation on Hollow Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Tube Columns." Wang, Chien Ming, Ho, Johnny C.M. and Kitipornchai, Sritawat (ed.) 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25). Brisbane, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2018 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_45
Floodway Design Process Revisted
Greene, I., Lokuge, W. and Karunasena, W.. 2020. "Floodway Design Process Revisted." Wang, Chien Ming, Ho, Johnny C.M. and Kitipornchai, Sritawat (ed.) 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25). Brisbane, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2018 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_94
Flexural Behavior of Functionally Graded-Graphene Reinforced Composite Plates
Rasappagari, M.R.R., Karunasena, W. and Lokuge, W.. 2020. "Flexural Behavior of Functionally Graded-Graphene Reinforced Composite Plates." Wang, Chen Ming, Ho, Johnny C.M. and Kitipornchai, Sritawat (ed.) 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25). Brisbane, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2018 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_22
Rehabilitation of timber bridge piles using a wrapping system
Borzou, R. and Lokuge, W.. 2018. "Rehabilitation of timber bridge piles using a wrapping system." Powers, Nigel, Frangopol, Dan M., Al-Mahaidi, Riadh and Caprani, Colin (ed.) 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018). Melbourne, Australia 09 - 13 Jul 2018 London, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315189390-281
Structural design of floodways under extreme flood loading
Greene, Isaac, Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna. 2020. "Structural design of floodways under extreme flood loading." International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 11 (4), pp. 535-555. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-10-2019-0072
A New Design-Oriented Model of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Reinforced Hollow Concrete Columns
Alajarmeh, O. S., Manalo, A. C., Benmokrane, B., Karunasena, W., Ferdous, W. and Mendis, P.. 2020. "A New Design-Oriented Model of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Reinforced Hollow Concrete Columns." ACI Structural Journal. 117 (2), pp. 141-156. https://doi.org/10.14359/51720204
Behavior of circular concrete columns reinforced with hollow composite sections and GFRP bars
Alajarmeh, Omar, Manalo, Allan, Benmokrane, Brahim, Ferdous, Wahid, Mohammed, Ali, Abousnina, Rajab, Elchalakani, Mohamed and Edoo, Azam. 2020. "Behavior of circular concrete columns reinforced with hollow composite sections and GFRP bars." Marine Structures. 72, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2020.102785
Vulnerability assessment of bridges subjected to extreme cyclonic events
Pathiranage, Thilini and Lokuge, Weena. 2020. "Vulnerability assessment of bridges subjected to extreme cyclonic events." Natural Hazards. 102 (1), pp. 401-417. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-03931-y
Ageing of particulate-filled epoxy resin under hygrothermal conditions
Mehrinejad Khotbehsara, Mojdeh, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru, Ferdous, Wahid, Nguyen, Kate T.Q. and Hota, Gangarao. 2020. "Ageing of particulate-filled epoxy resin under hygrothermal conditions." Construction and Building Materials. 249, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118846
Performances, challenges and opportunities in strengthening reinforced concrete structures by using FRPs – A state-of-the-art review
Siddika, Ayesha, Al Mamun, Md. Abdullah, Ferdous, Wahid and Alyousef, Rayed. 2020. "Performances, challenges and opportunities in strengthening reinforced concrete structures by using FRPs – A state-of-the-art review." Engineering Failure Analysis. 111, pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2020.104480
Experimental and numerical evaluations on the behaviour of structures repaired using prefabricated FRP composites jacket
Mohammed, Ali A., Manalo, Allan C., Ferdous, Wahid, Zhuge, Yan, Vijay, P.V. and Pettigrew, John. 2020. "Experimental and numerical evaluations on the behaviour of structures repaired using prefabricated FRP composites jacket." Engineering Structures. 210, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110358
Experimental investigation on effects of calcined bentonite on fresh, strength and durability properties of sustainable self-compacting concrete
El-Abidine Laidani, Zine, Benabed, Benchaa, Abousnina, Rajab, Gueddouda, M. Kamal and Kadri, El-Hadj. 2020. "Experimental investigation on effects of calcined bentonite on fresh, strength and durability properties of sustainable self-compacting concrete." Construction and Building Materials. 230, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117062
Potential pozzolanicity of Algerian calcined bentonite used as cement replacement: optimisation of calcination temperature and effect on strength of self-compacting mortars
El-Abidine Laidani, Zine, Benabed, Benchaa, Abousnina, Rajab, Gueddouda, M. Kamal and Khatib, M. Jamal. 2022. "Potential pozzolanicity of Algerian calcined bentonite used as cement replacement: optimisation of calcination temperature and effect on strength of self-compacting mortars." European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. 26 (4), pp. 1379-1401. https://doi.org/10.1080/19648189.2020.1713898
Testing and modelling the fatigue behaviour of GFRP composites – Effect of stress level, stress concentration and frequency
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Peauril, Joshua, Salih, Choman, Reddy, Kakarla Raghava, Yu, Peng, Schubel, Peter and Heyer, Tom. 2020. "Testing and modelling the fatigue behaviour of GFRP composites – Effect of stress level, stress concentration and frequency." Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal. 23 (5), pp. 1223-1232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jestch.2020.01.001
Flexural behaviour of concrete slabs reinforced with GFRP bars and hollow composite reinforcing systems
Al-Rubaye, Mohammed, Manalo, Allan, Alajarmeh, Omar, Ferdous, Wahid, Lokuge, Weena, Benmokrane, Brahim and Edoo, Azam. 2020. "Flexural behaviour of concrete slabs reinforced with GFRP bars and hollow composite reinforcing systems." Composite Structures. 236, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111836
A novel hybridised composite sandwich core with glass, kevlar and zylon fibres – investigation under low-velocity impact
Zanagan, Sartip, Epaarachchi, Jayantha, Ferdous, Wahid and Leng, Jinsong. 2020. "A novel hybridised composite sandwich core with glass, kevlar and zylon fibres – investigation under low-velocity impact." International Journal of Impact Engineering. 137, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2019.103430
Effect of using metakaolin as supplementary cementitious material and recycled CRT funnel glass as fine aggregate on the durability of green self-compacting concrete
Ouldkhaoua, Younes, Benabed, Benchaa, Abousnina, Rajab, Kadri, El-Hadj and Khatib, Jamal. 2020. "Effect of using metakaolin as supplementary cementitious material and recycled CRT funnel glass as fine aggregate on the durability of green self-compacting concrete." Construction and Building Materials. 235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117802
Experimental study on the reuse of cathode ray tubes funnel glass as fine aggregate for developing an ecological self-compacting mortar incorporating metakaolin
Ouldkhaoua, Younes, Benabed, Benchaa, Abousnina, Rajab and Kadri, El-Hadj. 2020. "Experimental study on the reuse of cathode ray tubes funnel glass as fine aggregate for developing an ecological self-compacting mortar incorporating metakaolin." Journal of Building Engineering. 27, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100951
Performance of an innovative composite railway sleeper
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2017. "Performance of an innovative composite railway sleeper." 2017 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference. Gold Coast, Australia 28 - 30 Mar 2017
Effect of elevated in-service temperature on the mechanical properties and microstructure of particulate-filled epoxy polymers
Mehrinejad Khotbehsara, Mojdeh, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru, Reddy, Kakarla Raghava, Ferdous, Wahid, Wong, Hong and Nazari, Ali. 2019. "Effect of elevated in-service temperature on the mechanical properties and microstructure of particulate-filled epoxy polymers." Polymer Degradation and Stability. 170, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2019.108994
3D-printed concrete: applications, performance, and challenges
Siddika, Ayesha, Al Mamun, Md. Abdullah, Ferdous, Wahid, Saha, Ashish Kumer and Alyousef, Rayed. 2019. "3D-printed concrete: applications, performance, and challenges." Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials. https://doi.org/10.1080/21650373.2019.1705199
Composites for alternative railway sleepers
Ferdous, W., Manalo, A., Muttashar, M., Yu, P., Kakarla, R., Salih, C. and Schubel, P.. 2020. "Composites for alternative railway sleepers." 16th East Asian-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction. Brisbane, Australia 04 - 06 Dec 2019 Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8079-6_26
Floodways and Flood-Related Experiences: A Survey of Industry Experts and Asset Owners
Greene, I., Lokuge, W. and Karunasena, K.. 2020. "Floodways and Flood-Related Experiences: A Survey of Industry Experts and Asset Owners." Engineering for Public Works. 19, pp. 69-75.
Hollow concrete columns: review of structural behavior and new designs using GFRP reinforcement
Alajarmeh, O. S., Manalo, A. C., Benmokrane, B., Karunasena, K., Ferdous, W. and Mendis, P.. 2020. "Hollow concrete columns: review of structural behavior and new designs using GFRP reinforcement." Engineering Structures. 203, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109829
Novel testing and characterization of GFRP bars in compression
Alajarmeh, O. S., Manalo, A. C., Benmokrane, B., Vijay, P. V., Ferdous, W. and Mendis, P.. 2019. "Novel testing and characterization of GFRP bars in compression." Construction and Building Materials. 225, pp. 1112-1126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.07.280
Effect of spiral spacing and concrete strength on behavior of GFRP-reinforced hollow concrete columns
Alajarmeh, Omar S., Manalo, Allan C., Benmokrane, Brahim, Karunasena, Warna and Mendis, Priyan. 2020. "Effect of spiral spacing and concrete strength on behavior of GFRP-reinforced hollow concrete columns." Journal of Composites for Construction. 24 (1), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000987
Optimal design for epoxy polymer concrete based on mechanical properties and durability aspects
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Wong, Hong S., Abousnina, Rajab, Alajarmeh, Omar S., Zhuge, Yan and Schubel, Peter. 2020. "Optimal design for epoxy polymer concrete based on mechanical properties and durability aspects." Construction and Building Materials. 232, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117229
Axial performance of hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP composite bars with different reinforcement ratios
Alajarmeh, Omar S., Manalo, Allan C., Benmokrane, Brahim, Karunasena, Warna and Mendis, Priyan. 2019. "Axial performance of hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP composite bars with different reinforcement ratios." Composite Structures. 213 (1), pp. 153-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.01.096
Compressive behavior of axially loaded circular hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars and spirals
Alajarmeh, O. S., Manalo, A. C., Benmokrane, B., Karunasena, W., Mendis, P. and Nguyen, K. T. Q.. 2019. "Compressive behavior of axially loaded circular hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars and spirals." Construction and Building Materials. 194, pp. 12-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.016
Effects of fibre orientation and layup on the mechanical properties of the pultruded glass fibre reinforced polymer tubes
Al-Saadi, Ali Umran, Aravinthan, Thiru and Lokuge, Weena. 2019. "Effects of fibre orientation and layup on the mechanical properties of the pultruded glass fibre reinforced polymer tubes." Engineering Structures. 198, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109448
Modelling glass fibre-reinforced polymer reinforced geopolymer concrete columns
Dong, Minhao, Lokuge, Weena, Elchalakani, Mohamed and Karrech, Ali. 2019. "Modelling glass fibre-reinforced polymer reinforced geopolymer concrete columns." Structures. 20, pp. 813-821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2019.06.018
New advancements, challenges and opportunities of multi-storey modular buildings – a state-of-the-art review
Ferdous, Wahid, Bai, Yu, Ngo, Tuan Duc, Manalo, Allan and Mendis, Priyan. 2019. "New advancements, challenges and opportunities of multi-storey modular buildings – a state-of-the-art review." Engineering Structures. 183, pp. 883-893. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.061
Behaviour of geopolymer concrete filled pultruded GFRP short columns
Lokuge, Weena, Abousnina, Rajab and Herath, Nilupa. 2019. "Behaviour of geopolymer concrete filled pultruded GFRP short columns." Journal of Composite Materials. 53 (18), pp. 2555-2567. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998319833447
Predicting the probability of failure of timber bridges using fault tree analysis
Lokuge, Weena, Wilson, Matthew, Tran, Huu and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2019. "Predicting the probability of failure of timber bridges using fault tree analysis." Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: maintenance, management, life-cycle design and performance. 15 (6), pp. 783-797. https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2019.1569069
Quantitative assessment of flood discharges and floodway failures through cross-cultivation of advancement in knowledge and traditional practices
Wahalathantri, Buddhi, Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, Warna and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2018. "Quantitative assessment of flood discharges and floodway failures through cross-cultivation of advancement in knowledge and traditional practices." International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 9 (4-5), pp. 435-456. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-09-2017-0051
Effect of fire-retardant ceram powder on the properties of phenolic-based GFRP composites
Ferdous, Wahid, Ngo, Tuan Duc, Nguyen, Kate T. Q., Ghazlan, Abdallah, Mendis, Priyan and Manalo, Allan. 2018. "Effect of fire-retardant ceram powder on the properties of phenolic-based GFRP composites." Composites Part B: Engineering. 155, pp. 414-424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.09.032
Short-term flexural behaviour of concrete filled pultruded GFRP cellular and tubular sections with pin-eye connections for modular retaining wall construction
Ferdous, Wahid, Almutairi, Ahmed D., Huang, Yuan and Bai, Yu. 2018. "Short-term flexural behaviour of concrete filled pultruded GFRP cellular and tubular sections with pin-eye connections for modular retaining wall construction." Composite Structures. 206, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.08.025
CRC-P Next Generation Pultrusion Processes
Schubel, Peter, Zeng, Xuesen, Shelley, Tristan and Alajarmeh, Omar. 2019. CRC-P Next Generation Pultrusion Processes. Toowoomba. https://doi.org/10.26192/3a7c-va16
Flexural behavior of glued GFRP tubes filled with concrete
Muttashar, Majid, Manalo, Allan, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2017. "Flexural behavior of glued GFRP tubes filled with concrete." 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS2017). Singapore 19 - 21 Jul 2017 Singapore.
Properties and structural behavior of concrete containing fine sand contaminated with light crude oil
Abousnina, Rajab, Manalo, Allan, Lokuge, Weena and Al-Jabri, Khalifa. 2018. "Properties and structural behavior of concrete containing fine sand contaminated with light crude oil." Construction and Building Materials. 189, pp. 1214-1231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.09.089
Structural applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite tubes: a review of columns members
Al-Saadi, Ali Umran, Aravinthan, Thiru and Lokuge, Weena. 2018. "Structural applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite tubes: a review of columns members." Composite Structures. 204, pp. 513-524. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.07.109
Modular assembly of water-retaining walls using GFRP hollow profiles: Components and connection performance
Ferdous, Wahid, Bai, Yu, Almutairi, Ahmed D., Satasivam, Sindu and Jeske, Juri. 2018. "Modular assembly of water-retaining walls using GFRP hollow profiles: Components and connection performance." Composite Structures. 194, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.03.074
Flexural and shear behaviour of layered sandwich beams
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Fam, Amir. 2018. "Flexural and shear behaviour of layered sandwich beams." Construction and Building Materials. 173, pp. 429-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.068
Free vibration of functionally graded-GPL reinforced composite plates with different boundary conditions
Reddy, R. Muni Rami, Karunasena, W. and Lokuge, W.. 2018. "Free vibration of functionally graded-GPL reinforced composite plates with different boundary conditions." Aerospace Science and Technology. 78, pp. 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2018.04.019
Behaviour of composite sandwich panels bonded with epoxy polymer matrix for railway sleepers
Ferdous, Wahid. 2017. Behaviour of composite sandwich panels bonded with epoxy polymer matrix for railway sleepers. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/5c06151a8a82f
Predicting the remaining life of timber bridges
Abbott, T., Gamage, N., Setunge, S. and Lokuge, W.. 2017. "Predicting the remaining life of timber bridges." 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management & 13th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery. Brisbane, Australia 02 - 04 Aug 2017
Behavior of pultruded multi-celled GFRP hollow beams with low-strength concrete infill
Muttashar, M., Karunasena, W., Manalo, A. and Lokuge, W.. 2017. "Behavior of pultruded multi-celled GFRP hollow beams with low-strength concrete infill." Hao, Hong and Zhang, Chunwei (ed.) 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24). Perth, Australia 06 - 09 Dec 2016 London, United Kingdom.
Behaviour of composite sandwich beams with different shear span-to-depth ratios
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2017. "Behaviour of composite sandwich beams with different shear span-to-depth ratios." Hao, Hong and Zhang, Chunwei (ed.) 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24). Perth, Australia 06 - 09 Dec 2016 London, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315226460-34
Effects of light crude oil contamination on the physical and mechanical properties of geopolymer cement mortar
Abousnina, Rajab, Manalo, Allan, Lokuge, Weena and Zhang, Zuhua. 2018. "Effects of light crude oil contamination on the physical and mechanical properties of geopolymer cement mortar." Cement and Concrete Composites. 90, pp. 136-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2018.04.001
Flexural behaviour of multi-celled GFRP composite beams with concrete infill: experiment and theoretical analysis
Muttashar, Majid, Manalo, Allan, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2017. "Flexural behaviour of multi-celled GFRP composite beams with concrete infill: experiment and theoretical analysis." Composite Structures. 159, pp. 21-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.09.049
Mechanical properties of polymer concrete with different types of resin
Lokuge, W. P. and Aravinthan, T.. 2013. "Mechanical properties of polymer concrete with different types of resin." Samali, Bijan, Attard, Mario M. and Song, Chongmin (ed.) 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22). Sydney, Australia 11 - 14 Dec 2012 London, United Kingdom.
Design of fly ash geopolymer concrete mix proportions using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline model
Lokuge, Weena, Wilson, Aaron, Gunasekara, Chamila, Law, David W. and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2018. "Design of fly ash geopolymer concrete mix proportions using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline model." Construction and Building Materials. 166, pp. 472-481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.175
Greenhouse gas emissions during timber and concrete building construction - a scenario based comparative case study
Sandanayake, Malindu, Lokuge, Weena, Zhang, Guomin, Setunge, Sujeeva and Thushar, Quddus. 2017. "Greenhouse gas emissions during timber and concrete building construction - a scenario based comparative case study." Sustainable Cities and Society. 38, pp. 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2017.12.017
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
Finite element based dynamic analysis of multilayer fibre composite sandwich plates with interlayer delaminations
Jayatilake, Indunil N., Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2016. "Finite element based dynamic analysis of multilayer fibre composite sandwich plates with interlayer delaminations." Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science. 3 (1), pp. 15-28. https://doi.org/10.12989/aas.2016.3.1.015
Influence of infill concrete strength on the flexural behaviour of pultruded GFRP square beams
Muttashar, Majid, Manalo, Allan, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2016. "Influence of infill concrete strength on the flexural behaviour of pultruded GFRP square beams." Composite Structures. 145, pp. 58-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.02.071
Predicting the failure of timber bridges by using current inspection reports
Lokuge, Weena, Wilson, Matthew, Tran, Huu and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2017. "Predicting the failure of timber bridges by using current inspection reports." Engineering for Public Works.
Oil contaminated sand: an emerging and sustainable construction material
Abousnina, Rajab M., Manalo, Allan, Lokuge, Weena and Shiau, Jim. 2015. "Oil contaminated sand: an emerging and sustainable construction material." 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction. Chicago, United States 10 - 13 May 2015 Netherlands. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.453
Bond behaviour of composite sandwich panel and epoxy polymer matrix
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2016. "Bond behaviour of composite sandwich panel and epoxy polymer matrix." Teng, Jin-Guang and Dai, Jian-Guo (ed.) 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016). Hong Kong, China 14 - 16 Dec 2016 Hong Kong.
Recent developments and applications of composite railway sleepers
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Remennikov, Alex. 2016. "Recent developments and applications of composite railway sleepers." Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) 2016. Melbourne, Australia 16 - 18 May 2016
Bond behaviour of composite sandwich panel and epoxy polymer matrix: Taguchi design of experiments and theoretical predictions
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2017. "Bond behaviour of composite sandwich panel and epoxy polymer matrix: Taguchi design of experiments and theoretical predictions." Construction and Building Materials. 145, pp. 76-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.244
Analysis of flood impact on reinforced concrete(Pre-stressed) girder bridges – a case study
Kalendher, F., Setunge, S., Mohseni, H. and Lokuge, W.. 2016. "Analysis of flood impact on reinforced concrete(Pre-stressed) girder bridges – a case study." Bittencourt, Tulio Nogueira, Frangopol, Dan M. and Beck, Andre T. (ed.) 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2016). Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil 26 - 30 Jun 2016 Netherlands.
Properties of mortar and concrete containing fine sand contaminated with light crude oil
Abousnina, Rajab Mohamed B.. 2016. Properties of mortar and concrete containing fine sand contaminated with light crude oil. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.
Effectiveness of formative online quizzes in learning and teaching a structural engineering course
Aravinthan, Thiru, Lokuge, Weena and Manalo, Allan. 2011. "Effectiveness of formative online quizzes in learning and teaching a structural engineering course." Al-Abdeli, Yasir M. and Lindsay, Euan (ed.) 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2011). Fremantle, Australia 05 - 07 Dec 2011 Barton, ACT, Australia.
Dynamic analysis of multilayer GFRP sandwich slabs with interlayer delaminations
Jayatilake, Indunil N., Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2014. "Dynamic analysis of multilayer GFRP sandwich slabs with interlayer delaminations." Sabu, John and Das, Raj (ed.) 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 8). Melbourne, Australia 24 - 28 Nov 2014 Australia.
Dynamic behaviour of fibre composite multilayer sandwich plates with delaminations
Jayatilake, Indunil, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2014. "Dynamic behaviour of fibre composite multilayer sandwich plates with delaminations." Smith, Scott T. (ed.) 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). Byron Bay, Australia 09 - 12 Dec 2014 Lismore, Australia.
Stress-strain behaviour of unconfined polymer concrete
Lokuge, Weena and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2014. "Stress-strain behaviour of unconfined polymer concrete." Smith, Scott (ed.) 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). Byron Bay, Australia 09 - 12 Dec 2014 Byron Bay, Australia.
Geopolymer concrete with FRP confinement
Lembo, Kurt, Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna. 2014. "Geopolymer concrete with FRP confinement." Smith, Scott (ed.) 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). Byron Bay, Australia 09 - 12 Dec 2014 Byron Bay, Australia.
Effect of beam-column joint stiffness on the design of beams
Ferdous, Wahid. 2014. "Effect of beam-column joint stiffness on the design of beams." Smith, Scott (ed.) 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). Byron Bay, Australia 09 - 12 Dec 2014 Lismore, Australia.
Geopolymer concrete: the green alternative with suitable structural properties
Muttashar, Majid, Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna. 2014. "Geopolymer concrete: the green alternative with suitable structural properties." Smith, Scott T. (ed.) 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). Byron Bay, Australia 09 - 12 Dec 2014 Lismore, Australia.
Experimental investigation on the flexural behaviour of pultruded GFRP beams filled with different concrete strengths
Muttashar, M., Manalo, A., Karunasena, W. and Lokuge, W.. 2016. "Experimental investigation on the flexural behaviour of pultruded GFRP beams filled with different concrete strengths." Teng, J. G. and Dai, J. G. (ed.) 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016). Hong Kong, China 14 - 16 Dec 2016 China.
Failure mechanisms of bridge infrastructure in an extreme flood event
Lebbe, Mohamed Farook Kalendher, Lokuge, Weena, Setunge, Sujeeva and Zhang, Kevin. 2014. "Failure mechanisms of bridge infrastructure in an extreme flood event." Li, Chun Qing, Setunge, Sujeeva and De Silva, Saman (ed.) 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Failures and Consequences (ICIFC 2014). Melbourne, Australia 16 - 20 Jul 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
Effect of skin-core debonding on the dynamic behaviour of GFRP composite beams
Jayatilake, Indunil, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2013. "Effect of skin-core debonding on the dynamic behaviour of GFRP composite beams." Epaarachchi, Jayantha A., Lau, Alan Kin-tak and Leng, Jinsong (ed.) 4th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering (SMN 2013). Gold Coast, Australia 10 - 12 Jul 2013 United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026751
Effect of beam orientation on the static behaviour of phenolic core sandwich composites with different shear span-to-depth ratios
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2017. "Effect of beam orientation on the static behaviour of phenolic core sandwich composites with different shear span-to-depth ratios." Composite Structures. 168, pp. 292-304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.02.061
The effect of shear span-to-depth ratio on the failure mode and strength of pultruded GFRP beams
Muttashar, Majid, Karunasena, Warna, Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena. 2015. "The effect of shear span-to-depth ratio on the failure mode and strength of pultruded GFRP beams." 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.
Testing and characterization of pultruded glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) beams
Muttashar, Majid, Karunasena, Warna, Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena. 2015. "Testing and characterization of pultruded glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) beams." 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.
An overview on oil contaminated sand and its engineering applications
Abousnina, Rajab M., Manalo, Allan, Shiau, Jim and Lokuge, Weena. 2016. "An overview on oil contaminated sand and its engineering applications." International Journal of GEOMATE. 10 (19), pp. 1615-1622.
Physical and mechanical properties of cement mortar containing fine sand contaminated with light crude oil
Abousnina, Rajab M., Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena. 2016. "Physical and mechanical properties of cement mortar containing fine sand contaminated with light crude oil." Procedia Engineering. 145, pp. 250- 258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.071
Effect of light hydrocarbons contamination on shear strength of fine sand
Abousnina, Rajab M., Shiau, Jim, Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena. 2014. "Effect of light hydrocarbons contamination on shear strength of fine sand." Hossain, Zakaria and Shiau, Jim (ed.) 4th International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment (GEOMATE 2014). Brisbane, Australia 19 - 21 Nov 2014 Mie, Japan.
Effects of light crude oil contamination on the physical and mechanical properties of fine sand
Abousnina, Rajab M., Manalo, Allan, Shiau, Jim and Lokuge, Weena. 2015. "Effects of light crude oil contamination on the physical and mechanical properties of fine sand." Soil and Sediment Contamination: an international journal. 24 (8), pp. 833-845. https://doi.org/10.1080/15320383.2015.1058338
Mechanical properties of mortar with oil contaminated sand
Abousnina, Rajab M., Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena. 2015. "Mechanical properties of mortar with oil contaminated sand." 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.
Fault tree analysis method for deterioration of timber bridges using an Australian case study
Lokuge, Weena, Gamage, Nirdosha and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2016. "Fault tree analysis method for deterioration of timber bridges using an Australian case study." Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 6 (3), pp. 332-344. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-01-2016-0001
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.
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
Framework to inspect floodways towards estimating damage
Wahalathantri, Buddhi L., Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, Warna and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2015. "Framework to inspect floodways towards estimating damage." Annual Conference of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC (AFAC15): New Directions in Emergency Management. Adelaide, Australia 01 - 03 Sep 2015 Australia.
Use of geopolymer concrete in column applications
Lokuge, Weena, Sanjayan, Jay and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2015. "Use of geopolymer concrete in column applications." 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 Australia.
Evaluation of case study concrete bridges in Victoria under effects of bushfire
Lokuge, Weena, Mohseni, Hessam, Setunge, Sujeeva and Simpson, Scott. 2015. "Evaluation of case study concrete bridges in Victoria under effects of bushfire." 5th International Conference on Building Resilience. Newcastle, Australia 15 - 17 Jul 2015 Newcastle, Australia.
Emergency service demand in Queensland during natural disasters
Wahalathantri, Buddhi, Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, Warna and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2015. "Emergency service demand in Queensland during natural disasters." 5th International Conference on Building Resilience. Newcastle, Australia 15 - 17 Jul 2015 Newcastle, Australia.
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
Influence of single and multiple skin-core debonding on free vibration characteristics of innovative GFRP sandwich panels
Jayatilake, Indunil, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2016. "Influence of single and multiple skin-core debonding on free vibration characteristics of innovative GFRP sandwich panels." International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering. 9 (5), pp. 800-804.
Deriving damage indices for concrete girder bridges subjected to flood loading
Kalendher, F., Setunge, S., Mohseni, H. and Lokuge, W.. 2015. "Deriving damage indices for concrete girder bridges subjected to flood loading." 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (CSECM) 2015. Kandy, Sri Lanka 11 - 14 Dec 2015
Behaviour of hollow pultruded GFRP square beams with different shear span-to-depth ratios
Muttashar, Majid, Karunasena, Warna, Manalo, Allan and Lokuge, Weena. 2016. "Behaviour of hollow pultruded GFRP square beams with different shear span-to-depth ratios." Journal of Composite Materials. 50 (21), pp. 2925-2940. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998315614993
Vulnerability of floodways under extreme flood events
Wahalathantri, Buddhi Lankananda, Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, Warna and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2015. "Vulnerability of floodways under extreme flood events." Natural Hazards Review. 17 (1). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000194
Ductility enhancement of geopolymer concrete columns using FRP confinement
Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna. 2016. "Ductility enhancement of geopolymer concrete columns using FRP confinement." Journal of Composite Materials. 50 (14), pp. 1887-1896. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998315597553
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
Comparison between oily and coal seam gas produced water with respect to quantity, characteristics and treatment technologies: a review
Abousnina, Rajab M., Nghiem, Long D. and Bundschuh, Jochen. 2015. "Comparison between oily and coal seam gas produced water with respect to quantity, characteristics and treatment technologies: a review." Desalination and Water Treatment. 54 (7), pp. 1793-1808. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2014.893541
Geopolymer concrete-filled pultruded composite beams: concrete mix design and application
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Khennane, Amar and Kayali, Obada. 2015. "Geopolymer concrete-filled pultruded composite beams: concrete mix design and application." Cement and Concrete Composites. 58, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2014.12.012
Vulnerability of road bridge infrastructure under extreme flood events
Setunge, Sujeeva, Lokuge, Weena, Mohseni, Hessam and Karunasena, Warna. 2014. "Vulnerability of road bridge infrastructure under extreme flood events." AFAC and Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Conference 2014. Wellington, New Zealand 02 - 05 Sep 2014
Review of failures of railway sleepers and its consequences
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Aravinthan, Thiru and Remennikov, Alex. 2014. "Review of failures of railway sleepers and its consequences." Li, Chun Qing, Setunge, Sujeeva and de Silva, Saman (ed.) 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Failures and Consequences (ICIFC 2014). Melbourne, Australia 16 - 20 Jul 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
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
Fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete with ambient curing for in-situ applications
Reed, Mark, Lokuge, Weena and Karunasena, Warna. 2014. "Fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete with ambient curing for in-situ applications." Journal of Materials Science. 49 (12), pp. 4297-4304. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-014-8125-3
Investigating the performance of floodway in an extreme flood event
Lokuge, Weena, Setunge, Sujeeva and Karunasena, Warna. 2014. "Investigating the performance of floodway in an extreme flood event." Li, Chun Qing, Setunge, Sujeeva and de Silva, Saman (ed.) 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Failures and Consequences (ICIFC 2014). Melbourne, Australia 16 - 20 Jul 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
Effect of strain rate on geopolymer concrete
Lokuge, Weena, Karunasena, W. and Heemskerk, Colin. 2013. "Effect of strain rate on geopolymer concrete." Dao, Vinh and Dux, Peter (ed.) Concrete Institute of Australia's Biennial National Conference (Concrete 2013): Understanding Concrete. Gold Coast, Australia 16 - 18 Oct 2013 Sydney, Australia.
Flexural and axial behavior of pultruded GFRP hollow sections filled with low strength concrete
Muttashar, Majid, Manalo, Allan, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2014. "Flexural and axial behavior of pultruded GFRP hollow sections filled with low strength concrete." Australasian Composites Conference (CA 2014): Materials for a Lighter and Smarter World. Newcastle, Australia 07 - 09 Apr 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
Failures of mainline railway sleepers and suggested remedies – review of current practice
Ferdous, Wahid and Manalo, Allan. 2014. "Failures of mainline railway sleepers and suggested remedies – review of current practice." Engineering Failure Analysis. 44, pp. 17-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2014.04.020
Benefits of geopolymer concrete-filled FRP beams and its flexural behaviour
Ferdous, Wahid, Manalo, Allan, Khennane, Amar and Kayali, Obada. 2014. "Benefits of geopolymer concrete-filled FRP beams and its flexural behaviour." Australasian Composites Conference (CA 2014): Materials for a Lighter and Smarter World. Newcastle, Australia 07 - 09 Apr 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
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.
Free vibration behaviour of fibre composite sandwich beams with debonds
Karunasena, W., Jayatilake, I. and Lokuge, W.. 2013. "Free vibration behaviour of fibre composite sandwich beams with debonds." Dissanayake, Ranjith and Jayasinghe, Thishan (ed.) 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013 (ICSECM 2013). Kandy, Sri Lanka 13 - 15 Dec 2013 Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Removal of dissolved organics from produced water by forward osmosis
Abousnina, Rajab M. and Nghiem, Long D.. 2014. "Removal of dissolved organics from produced water by forward osmosis." Desalination and Water Treatment. 52 (4-6), pp. 570-579. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2013.827292
Structural evaluation of concrete expanded polystyrene sandwich panels for slab applications
Bajracharya, R. M., Lokuge, W. P., Karunasena, W., Lau, K. T. and Mosallam, A. S.. 2013. "Structural evaluation of concrete expanded polystyrene sandwich panels for slab applications." Samali, Bijan, Attard, Mario M. and Song, Chongmin (ed.) 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22). Sydney, Australia 11 - 14 Dec 2012 London, United Kingdom.
A mathematical model for complete stress-strain curve prediction of permeable concrete
Hussin, M. K., Zhuge, Y., Bullen, F. and Lokuge, W. P.. 2013. "A mathematical model for complete stress-strain curve prediction of permeable concrete." Samali, Bijan, Attard, Mario M. and Song, Chongmin (ed.) 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22). Sydney, Australia 11 - 14 Dec 2012 London, United Kingdom.
Dynamic behaviour of debonded GFRP composite beams
Jayatilake, Indunil, Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena. 2013. "Dynamic behaviour of debonded GFRP composite beams." Journal of Multifunctional Composites. 1 (2), pp. 113-122. https://doi.org/10.12783/issn.2168-4286/1.2/Jayatilake
Comparative assessment of polymer concrete with different types of resin
Lokuge, Weena and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2013. "Comparative assessment of polymer concrete with different types of resin." Dao, Vinh and Dux, Peter (ed.) Concrete Institute of Australia's Biennial National Conference (Concrete 2013): Understanding Concrete. Gold Coast, Australia 16 - 18 Oct 2013 Sydney, Australia.
Evaluating disaster resilience of bridge infrastructure when exposed to extreme natural events
Lokuge, Weena and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2013. "Evaluating disaster resilience of bridge infrastructure when exposed to extreme natural events." 3rd International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, Institutional and Societal Coping Strategies to Address the Challenges Associated with Disaster Risk. Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka 17 - 19 Sep 2013 Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.
Effect of fly ash on the behaviour of polymer concrete with different types of resin
Lokuge, Weena and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2013. "Effect of fly ash on the behaviour of polymer concrete with different types of resin." Materials and Design. 51, pp. 175-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.03.078
Geopolymer concrete with FRP confinement
Lokuge, W., Eberhard, D. and Karunasena, W.. 2012. "Geopolymer concrete with FRP confinement." Bai, Yu, Bandyopadhyay, Sri, Zhao, X. L., Singh, R. and Rizkalla, S. (ed.) 6th International Composites Conference (ACUN 6): Composites and Nanocomposites in Civil, Offshore and Mining Infrastructure. Melbourne, Australia 14 - 16 Nov 2012 Melbourne, Australia.
Engaging distance students through online tutorials
Devine, Jo and Lokuge, Weena. 2012. "Engaging distance students through online tutorials." Mann, Llewellyn and Daniel, Scott (ed.) 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2012). Melbourne, Australia 03 - 05 Dec 2012 Melbourne, Australia.
Investigation of some fundamental properties of permeable concrete
Hussin, Manal, Zhuge, Yan, Bullen, Frank and Lokuge, Weena. 2012. "Investigation of some fundamental properties of permeable concrete." International Conference on Emerging Materials and Mechanics Applications (ICEMMA 2012):. Hangzhou, China 05 - 06 Feb 2012 Zurich, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.487.869
Compressive strength characterization of polyester based fillers
Sirimanna, Chamila Sampath, Lokuge, Weena, Islam, Md Mainul and Aravinthan, Thiru. 2012. "Compressive strength characterization of polyester based fillers." Advanced Materials Research. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.410.32
Laboratory evaluation of the stress-strain relationship of permeable concrete
Hussin, Manal, Zhuge, Yan, Bullen, Frank and Lokuge, Weena. 2011. "Laboratory evaluation of the stress-strain relationship of permeable concrete." Advanced Materials Research. 243-24, pp. 3259-3262. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.243-249.3259
Stress-strain model for high strength concrete confined by FRP
Lokuge, W. P., Setunge, S. and Sanjayan, J. G.. 2011. "Stress-strain model for high strength concrete confined by FRP." Fragomeni, Sam, Venkatesan, Srikanth, Lam, Nelson T. K. and Setunge, Sujeeva (ed.) 21st Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 21). Melbourne, Australia 07 - 10 Dec 2010 Leiden, Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1201/b10571-85
Influence of fly ash proportions on properties of polymer concrete with polyester resin
Lokuge, Weena, Aravinthan, Thiru, Sirimanna, Chamila Sampath and Islam, Mainul. 2011. "Influence of fly ash proportions on properties of polymer concrete with polyester resin." 25th Biennial Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia (Concrete 2011): Building a Sustainable Future. Perth, Australia 12 - 14 Oct 2011 Sydney, Australia.
Effects of fibres on geopolymer concrete
Lokuge, Weena. 2012. "Effects of fibres on geopolymer concrete." 2012 Southern Regional Engineering Conference (SREC 2012). Toowoomba, Australia 01 Sep 2012 Canberra, Australia.
Modelling eccentrically loaded high-strength concrete columns
Lokuge, Weena, Setunge, Sujeeva and Sanjayan, J. G.. 2003. "Modelling eccentrically loaded high-strength concrete columns." Magazine of Concrete Research. 55 (4), pp. 331-341.
Triaxial test results of high-strength concrete subjected to cyclic loading
Lokuge, Weena, Sanjayan, J. G. and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2003. "Triaxial test results of high-strength concrete subjected to cyclic loading." Magazine of Concrete Research. 55 (4), pp. 321-329.
Constitutive model for confined high strength concretes subjected to cyclic loading
Lokuge, Weena, Sanjayan, J. G. and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2004. "Constitutive model for confined high strength concretes subjected to cyclic loading." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 16 (4), pp. 297-305. https://doi.org/10.1061/~ASCE!0899-1561~2004!16:4~297!
Stress-strain model for laterally confined concrete
Lokuge, Weena P., Sanjayan, J. G. and Setunge, Sujeeva. 2005. "Stress-strain model for laterally confined concrete." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 17 (6), pp. 607-616. https://doi.org/10.1061/ASCE0899-1561200517:6607