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Benefits of geopolymer concrete-filled FRP beams and its flexural behavior
Composites Australia and CRC-ACS conference (2014)
  • Wahid Ferdous
  • Allan Manalo
  • Amar Khennane
  • Obada Kayali
Abstract
This paper highlighted the shortcomings of Portland cement concrete and showed how geopolymer concrete can overcome those problems. It also investigated the flexural behaviour of three beams manufactured from rectangular hollow pultruded composite profile filled with fly ash based geopolymer concrete and tested under four-point bending. Their strength and stiffness are determined and confirmed with the Strand7 finite element simulation. The result of the experimental investigation and numerical simulations indicates the possible application of geopolymer concrete filled FRP beams in civil infrastructure.
Keywords
  • Pultruded composite,
  • Geopolymer concrete,
  • Flexural test,
  • Finite element simulation
Publication Date
April 7, 2014
Comments
Peer reviewed conference paper
Citation Information
Wahid Ferdous, Allan Manalo, Amar Khennane and Obada Kayali. "Benefits of geopolymer concrete-filled FRP beams and its flexural behavior" Composites Australia and CRC-ACS conference (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wahid_ferdous/9/