Buckling of fibre-reinforced plywood plates

Hardeo, P., and Karunasena, W. (2003) Buckling of fibre-reinforced plywood plates. In: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics (1) pp. 442-447. From: Second International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics, 16-18 December 2002, Singapore.

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Over the last few years, there has been an increased usage of fibre-reinforced composite (FRC) materials in structural applications, including rehabilitation and retrofitting, mainly due to superior properties such as high strength, low weight and corrosion resistance of FRC materials. These superior properties of FRCs can be exploited in applications where simple light weight construction is a priority. Plywood is one of the most widely used materials in a number of light weight applications in the construction industry. This paper presents an experimental investigation of buckling behaviour of plywood plates reinforced with advanced fibre composite materials. Plywood laminated with FRC fabrics provide a superior composite which is light and has significantly improved buckling (stability) characteristics compared to its parent plywood material. The lateral deflections corresponding to increasing in-plane compressive loads on reinforced plates were closely monitored and compared with those plates with no reinforcement. 4.5mm thick plywood laminated with three different composite fibres (namely, carbon, aramid and glass) were considered in the investigation. The results of the study indicate that FRC-reinforced plywood plates exhibit a significant reduction in deflections and increase in the load carrying capacity in buckling applications.

Item ID: 14727
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-238-254-2
Keywords: buckling; fibre-reinforced composites; plywood plates
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2010 23:46
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 75%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering @ 25%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870305 Timber Materials @ 40%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 30%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8704 Construction Processes > 870401 Civil Construction Processes @ 30%
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