Behaviour of concrete-filled glass fiber reinforced composite model piles under lateral loads

Hardeo, Pravendra (2005) Behaviour of concrete-filled glass fiber reinforced composite model piles under lateral loads. Australian Geomechanics, 40 (3). pp. 81-84.

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Pile foundations serve as one of the most important structural components in the design and construction of off-shore and on-shore facilities such as oil-rig platforms, jetties and naval bases. Conventional piling materials such as concrete, steel and timber deteriorate in the marine environment and in corrosive soils. Recently the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) wraps has become quite apparent as repair materials to rehabilitate piles in such conditions. Millions of dollars are spent each year to carry out these rehabilitation works or to replace damaged piles. FRP composites are used in a wide range of structural applications where high strength, corrosion resistance and long term durability are of primary importance in harsh operating environments. Glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite piles could therefore be a possible alternative to overcome the continuous degradation of conventional piles. The present study incorporates an experimental investigation of the lateral load capacity of GFRP composite piles. The results indicate that GFRP composite piles can carry a higher load compared to concrete plies.

Item ID: 13970
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0818-9110
Keywords: composite materials; composite piles; glass fiber; lateral load; model piles; numerical modelling
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 03:59
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8704 Construction Processes > 870401 Civil Construction Processes @ 25%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials @ 25%
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