Tests on CFRP strengthened aluminium RHS subject to end bearing force

Xiao Zhao, Phaon Phiphat

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Web crippling of thin-walled members is often observed at loading or reaction points where concentrated forces exist. This paper reports an investigation on using CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) strengthening technique to improve the web crippling capacity of aluminium RHS (rectangular hollow section). Several types of strengthening technique were adopted in this project. They include applying CFRP plates outside or/and inside the RHS. A series of laboratory tests were conducted. Significant increase in load carrying capacity was obtained. The test results are also compared with those for cold-formed steel RHS strengthened by CFRP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of 5th CICE 2010
EditorsLeiping Ye, Peng Feng, Qingrui Yue
Place of PublicationChina
PublisherTsinghua University Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0787302239109
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE) 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Sept 201029 Sept 2010
Conference number: 5th


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

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