A Numerical Model to Study the Effect of Alumina Tri-Hydrate on Mechanical Properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymers

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Abstract

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) is made of high-strength fibers embedded in resins, which can provide high-strength and durability. In the last two decades, general attention has been significantly increased towards the use of FRP in various structural types in civil engineering. However, the low fire endurance remains a major obstacle. A literature review shows that a fair amount of research has used insulation as an effective way to achieve the required fire performance, which is costly. A more cost-effective way to enhance the fire resistance of FRP is to add fire-retardant filler, such as alumina tri-hydrate (ATH), to the resin. Extensive research has been conducted in this area, including the author's research group, mainly focused on experimental investigations. The objective of this paper is to develop a numerical model to predict mechanical properties of FRP with different ATH ratios based on a composite micromechanical model. The accuracy of this model is validated against existing experimental data. Discussions and recommendations for further research are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarth and Space 2016
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering for Extreme Environments - Proceedings of the 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
EditorsRamesh B. Malla, Juan H. Agui, Paul J. van Susante
PublisherAMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
Pages858-868
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479971
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, Earth and Space - Orlando, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameEarth and Space 2016: Engineering for Extreme Environments - Proceedings of the 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, Earth and Space
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period11/04/201615/04/2016

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