Durability of pultruded GFRP tubes under sea water sea sand concrete

Milad Bazli, Xiao Ling Zhao, R. K. Singh Raman, Yu Bai, Saad Al-Saadi

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Abstract

Resource shortage of fresh water and river sand due to the widespread increase of industrialization and urbanization can be reduced by using seawater and sea sand concrete (SWSSC), which has recently been proposed as an alternative to conventional ordinary Portland cement (OPC)-based concrete. Due to the high rate corrosion of traditional carbon steel when used as reinforcement for SWSSC and especially when subjected to seawater condition, fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs), as a corrosion resistant material may be used instead of carbon steel. Concrete-filled FRP tubes are known as one of the applications of using FRPs in construction. This study investigates the durability of SWSSC pultruded FRP tubes under seawater. Specimens are exposed to 1, 3, and 6 months of SWSSC solution as internal and seawater solution as external conditions at 25 °C, 40 °C and 60 °C temperatures. Tensile properties and degradation mechanisms of pultruded glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) tubes were studied using tensile tests and scanning electron microscopy analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPFIS 2019 Proceedings - 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures
EditorsScott T. Smith, Tao Yu, Dilum Fernando, Zhenyu Wang
PublisherAPFIS Conference Series
ISBN (Electronic)9780648752899
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019
Event7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, APFIS 2019 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameAPFIS 2019 Proceedings - 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures

Conference

Conference7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, APFIS 2019
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period10/12/1913/12/19

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