[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170102992]
Researchers Dr Tao Yu; A/Prof Lip Teh; Prof Scott Smith; Prof Jin-Guang Teng
Brief description The project aims to investigate the behaviour of and design hybrid multiple-tube concrete columns, a form of column. These columns allow the use of small circular high-strength steel tubes, readily available in the market, to suit the specific needs of construction projects of various scales. In the column, a durable outer tube made of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites protects steel tubes, and their high yield stress can be fully exploited through section configuration. The new column is expected to enable wider, safer and more economical use of FRP and high-strength steel, and meet demands for resilient civil infrastructure.
Funding Amount $280,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects