Location

Snowmass Village, CO

Start Date

1-1-1995 12:00 AM

Description

As composite components age, the ability to detect progressive failure events becomes a critical reliability issue. This study investigates the nondestructive characterization of fiber-reinforced-polymeric (FRP) materials that are being subjected to accelerated load tests as part of a program to determine the long-term behavior of these materials for potential use in highway structures. The application of these materials to large scale highway systems will be radically different from those in other industries. FRP materials are subjected to a variety of mechanical loads (such as creep, impact, and fatigue) in different environmental conditions. Nondestructive evaluation techniques are used to establish material base-lines and are used to monitor damage progression. The fundamental goal of this study is to develop models that can predict the long term behavior of FRP materials and structures.

Volume

14B

Chapter

Chapter 7: Materials' Degradation and Specific Applications

Section

Infrastructure

Pages

2209-2214

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-1987-4_282

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Nondestructive Characterization of FRP Composites with Applications for Highway Structures

Snowmass Village, CO

As composite components age, the ability to detect progressive failure events becomes a critical reliability issue. This study investigates the nondestructive characterization of fiber-reinforced-polymeric (FRP) materials that are being subjected to accelerated load tests as part of a program to determine the long-term behavior of these materials for potential use in highway structures. The application of these materials to large scale highway systems will be radically different from those in other industries. FRP materials are subjected to a variety of mechanical loads (such as creep, impact, and fatigue) in different environmental conditions. Nondestructive evaluation techniques are used to establish material base-lines and are used to monitor damage progression. The fundamental goal of this study is to develop models that can predict the long term behavior of FRP materials and structures.