Temperature effect on adhesively bonded CFRP and steel double strap joints

Tien C. Nguyen, Yu Bai, Xiao-Ling Zhao, M. R. Bambach, Riadh Al-Mahaidi

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Steel/CFRP double-strap joints adhesive-bonded by epoxy were tested in tension under different temperatures ranging between 20°C and 60°C. Effective bond length was experimentally determined at 20°C first. Specimens, varied with the effective, half and twice the effective bond length and with one or three carbon fibre layers, were examined under the specified temperature range. It was found that the ultimate load and the joint stiffness of all pecimens decreased significantly at temperatures near to Tg. Based on the kinetic modeling of glass transition of adhesive, a mechanism-based model was proposed to describe the strength and stiffness degradation of steel/CFRP double strap joints at elevated temperatures, and the modeling results were validated by the corresponding experimental measurements. In addition, it demonstrated that the effec-Tive bond length is increased with temperature.© 2011 Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg .

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010), Sep 27-29, 2010, Beijing, China
EditorsLieping Ye, Peng Feng, Qingrui Yue
Place of PublicationHeidelberg [Germany]
Pages877 - 880
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783642174872
ISBN (Print)9783642174865
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201029 Sep 2010
Conference number: 5th


ConferenceInternational Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) 2010

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