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Splice Connection for Tubular Section Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Members in Building Construction

posted on 2020-05-27, 11:50 authored by CHENGYU QIU
Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) members made from the pultrusion process is a promising candidate for constructing durable and lightweight building structures. In this thesis, a splice connection is developed to enable the use of tubular section pultruded FRP members in structural applications. A conceptual design of splice connection is proposed as consisting of a steel bolted flange joint between two steel-FRP bonded sleeve joints. Experimental, numerical and theoretical studies are carried out to investigate the connection performances under axial, flexural and cyclic loadings. The developed splice connection exhibits satisfactory performances in terms of stiffness, strength and ductility.


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Principal supervisor

Yu Bai

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Civil Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Engineering