Long Term Durability of Hybrid FRP-Concrete Beams

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Composite materials, particularly fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) are increasingly being used in infrastructure applications. However, there remain concerns regarding their long-term performance under load for civil engineering applications. Understanding the mechanisms of composite failure under load is an important issue for structural design. In particular, it is useful to have a theory capable of assessing how the environment and details of the constituents and microstructure affect the resulting composite material behaviour. The objective of this work is to assess the long term behaviour a hybrid beam (FRP-Concrete) for infrastructure and to develop through life estimation methods.


Dr Amar Khennane (a.chennane@adfa.edu.au)