Design Optimization of Hybrid FRP/RC Bridge

Design Optimization of Hybrid FRP/RC Bridge Appl Compos Mater https://doi.org/10.1007/s10443-018-9691-3 1 1 Vasileios S. Papapetrou & Ali Y. Tamijani & 2 1 Jeff Brown & Daewon Kim Received: 23 March 2018 /Accepted: 28 March 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018, corrected publication May/2018 Abstract The hybrid bridge consists of a Reinforced Concrete (RC) slab supported by U-shaped Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) girders. Previous studies on similar hybrid bridges constructed in the United States and Europe seem to substantiate these hybrid designs for lightweight, high strength, and durable highway bridge construction. In the current study, computational and optimization analyses were carried out to investigate six composite material systems consisting of E-glass and carbon fibers. Optimization constraints are determined by stress, deflection and manufacturing requirements. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and optimization software were utilized, and a framework was developed to run the complete analyses in an automated fashion. Prior to that, FEA validation of previous studies on similar U-shaped FRP girders that were constructed in Poland and Texas is presented. A finer optimization analysis is performed for the case of the Texas hybrid bridge. The optimization outcome of the hybrid FRP/RC bridge shows the appropriate composite material selection and cross-section geometry that satisfies http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Composite Materials Springer Journals

Design Optimization of Hybrid FRP/RC Bridge

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Materials Science; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Classical Mechanics; Polymer Sciences; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
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0929-189X
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1573-4897
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10.1007/s10443-018-9691-3
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Appl Compos Mater https://doi.org/10.1007/s10443-018-9691-3 1 1 Vasileios S. Papapetrou & Ali Y. Tamijani & 2 1 Jeff Brown & Daewon Kim Received: 23 March 2018 /Accepted: 28 March 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018, corrected publication May/2018 Abstract The hybrid bridge consists of a Reinforced Concrete (RC) slab supported by U-shaped Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) girders. Previous studies on similar hybrid bridges constructed in the United States and Europe seem to substantiate these hybrid designs for lightweight, high strength, and durable highway bridge construction. In the current study, computational and optimization analyses were carried out to investigate six composite material systems consisting of E-glass and carbon fibers. Optimization constraints are determined by stress, deflection and manufacturing requirements. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and optimization software were utilized, and a framework was developed to run the complete analyses in an automated fashion. Prior to that, FEA validation of previous studies on similar U-shaped FRP girders that were constructed in Poland and Texas is presented. A finer optimization analysis is performed for the case of the Texas hybrid bridge. The optimization outcome of the hybrid FRP/RC bridge shows the appropriate composite material selection and cross-section geometry that satisfies

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Applied Composite MaterialsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 5, 2018

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