Externally confined concrete columns using FRP tubes

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Ciupala, A., Pilakoutas, K. and Mortazavi, A.A. 2008. Externally confined concrete columns using FRP tubes. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology. (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 3rd Annual Conference University of East London pp. 14-21
AuthorsCiupala, A., Pilakoutas, K. and Mortazavi, A.A.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

This paper presents an experimental investigation carried out on concrete filled fibre
reinforced polymers (FRP) tubes, subjected to monotonic and cyclic loading. Two types of FRP
materials were used: glass fibres and carbon fibres. Different failure modes and the effect of concrete
fill, type of confinement materials, reinforcement ratio based on tube thickness and type of loading are
examined. The study shows that external confinement of concrete by means of modern materials, such
fibre reinforced polymers, can enhance its strength and ductility as well as result in large energy
absorption capacity. This has important safety implications, especially in regions with seismic
activity. A model that predicts the behaviour of confined concrete which takes into account the
stiffness and effectiveness of different confinement materials is briefly introduced.

KeywordsFRP-concrete structures; seismic activity; earthquake engineering
Year2008
ConferenceProceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology
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Deposited23 Jul 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/ACT08.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/891
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Ciupala, M.A.; Pilakoutas, K.; Mortazavi, A.A. (2008) ‘Externally confined concrete columns using FRP tubes’ Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 3rd Annual Conference, University of East London, pp.14-21.

Place of publicationUniversity of East London
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