Performance evaluation of innovative composite pedestrian bridge
S Ali, D Thambiratnam, X Liu, S Fawzia
Structures | Elsevier | Published : 2020
Light and slender pedestrian bridges which emerged as a result of new material technology and advanced computational techniques, are increasingly used to cater to the architectural and aesthetic demands of the communities. It is a very challenging task to satisfy the current code requirements on the dynamic performance of such bridges which are made of lighter composite materials. This paper attempts to explore new and innovative lighter and durable composite material compositions for a simply supported pedestrian bridge deck by considering hybrid Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP)/Glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) as a bottom layer and cement composite/laminated glass as top layer. ..View full abstract
The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Queensland University of Technology for providing financial support and software facility to the first author during this research.