Document Type

FRP-strengthened and all-FRP structures paper

Publication details

Zhao, XL & Al-Mahaidi, R 2014, 'A brief review of CRP-metal systems subjected to impact and blast loading', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. I, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 495-502. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) has great potential for strengthening metallic structures. This paper presents a summary of research into CFRP-metal systems subjected to impact and blast loading caused by man-made hazards such as accidents or terrorist attack. The strain rate effects on the properties of materials (CFRP and adhesives) are presented first, followed by the influence of strain rate on the bond strength between CFRP and steel. The paper also discusses the behaviour of CFRPstrengthened steel sections under impact loading and of CFRP-strengthened aluminium plates subjected to blast loading.