Behaviour of novel FRP-timber composite thin-walled structural members (2015–2017)
This project aims to investigate the structural behavior of innovative hybrid fiber reinforced polymer - timber
composite (FRPTC) sections manufactured from small 'sawlog' timber. These FRPTC sections are made by
taking advantage of the orthotropic material properties, and unlike sawn timber, these structures have
efficient cross sectional shapes and can be made easily in different sizes to match the requirements. Even
though preliminary studies have shown promising results, behavior of these FRPTC sections are not yet fully
understood. This project aims to investigate the behavior of these novel FRPTC sections and to develop
numerical models to allow wide usage of these sections.