The present study reviews applications of FRP materials joined by structural adhesives in civil engineering. FE analysis with mix-mode cohesive zone material model (CZM) was used to analyze stresses induced in two structural adhesives joining dissimilar materials (concrete-GFRP-CFRP) of the hybrid-composite unit. The predicted failure loads, displacements and deformation by the 3-D non-linear FE analysis in the present study are in good agreement with the experimental results of the hybrid-composite unit reported by Deskovic et al. (1995). The contact analysis revealed a complex 3-D state of stress in the bondlines of both structural adhesives. It is concluded that higher joint strength is expected when a ductile adhesive is used.
|Commitee:||Sobhan, Khaled, Yong, Yan|
|School:||Florida Atlantic University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Engineering, Aerospace engineering, Automotive engineering|
|Keywords:||Adhesive, CFRP, CZM, GFRP|
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