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.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Funded by:
Australian Research Council