In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Laboratory test and finite element analyses of a prototype bridge beam
Author(s): Peter Harryson
Appears on pages(s): 89-104
Keywords: Prototype beam, Four point bending, FE analysis, UHPSFRC, GFRP, CFRP, epoxy
Abstract:at Chalmers University of Technology as a part of the feasibility study of a novel bridge concept, the i-bridge. The beam consisted of v-shaped glass-fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) webs reinforced by a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) profile, with a deck plate made of GFRP in composite action with ultra-high-performance steel-fibre reinforced concrete (UHPSFRC). The FRP parts are jointed by means of epoxy adhesive, while the concrete is simply cast upon the specially roughened GFRP surface. The load test was done in four point bending and it confirmed the predicted structural behaviour from the finite element (FE) analyses. However, it was concluded that more testing will be needed in the forthcoming work before decisive recommendations about the design can be made. In addition, materials tests of the UHPSFRC have been conducted, both in tension and compression.
Norwegian Concrete Association, International Partner Access.
View Resource »