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Effects of fabrication technique on tensile properties of fiber reinforced polymer

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Abstract


  • This study investigated the effects of fabrication technique on the tensile properties of fiber

    reinforced polymer (FRP) flat coupon tests. A total of 20 FRP flat coupons were prepared by

    two different techniques, which were tested in tension until failure. The first technique of

    preparing the FRP coupons was based on the recommendation of ASTM D7565/D7565M-10,

    named the “Cutting Technique,” while the second technique, named the “Folding

    Technique,” was proposed by this study. Experimental results from this study indicated that

    preparing FRP coupons using the Cutting Technique resulted in a reduction in the tensile

    properties as compared to coupons prepared by the proposed Folding Technique. Most

    notably, the tensile force per unit width obtained by the FRP flat coupons prepared using

    the Folding Technique was up to 8 % higher than that obtained by coupons prepared using

    the Cutting Technique. In addition, the effect of the % bending on the tensile properties was

    also studied. It was found that the % bending about the thickness plane was greater than

    that of the % bending about the width plane. Furthermore, the tensile properties of the FRP

    coupons were not sensitive to its % bending.

UOW Authors


  •   Pham, Thong m. (external author)
  •   Hadi, Muhammad
  •   Youssef, Jim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Pham, T. M., Hadi, M. N. S. & Youssef, J. (2016). Effects of fabrication technique on tensile properties of fiber reinforced polymer. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Online First 1-12.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7352&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6322

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 12

Volume


  • Online First

Abstract


  • This study investigated the effects of fabrication technique on the tensile properties of fiber

    reinforced polymer (FRP) flat coupon tests. A total of 20 FRP flat coupons were prepared by

    two different techniques, which were tested in tension until failure. The first technique of

    preparing the FRP coupons was based on the recommendation of ASTM D7565/D7565M-10,

    named the “Cutting Technique,” while the second technique, named the “Folding

    Technique,” was proposed by this study. Experimental results from this study indicated that

    preparing FRP coupons using the Cutting Technique resulted in a reduction in the tensile

    properties as compared to coupons prepared by the proposed Folding Technique. Most

    notably, the tensile force per unit width obtained by the FRP flat coupons prepared using

    the Folding Technique was up to 8 % higher than that obtained by coupons prepared using

    the Cutting Technique. In addition, the effect of the % bending on the tensile properties was

    also studied. It was found that the % bending about the thickness plane was greater than

    that of the % bending about the width plane. Furthermore, the tensile properties of the FRP

    coupons were not sensitive to its % bending.

UOW Authors


  •   Pham, Thong m. (external author)
  •   Hadi, Muhammad
  •   Youssef, Jim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Pham, T. M., Hadi, M. N. S. & Youssef, J. (2016). Effects of fabrication technique on tensile properties of fiber reinforced polymer. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Online First 1-12.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7352&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6322

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 12

Volume


  • Online First