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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods

Bio-Based Composite Pedestrian Bridge − Part 2: Materials and Production Process

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: New Approaches, Materials & Construction Methods
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Bio-Based Composite Pedestrian Bridge − Part 2: Materials and Production Process
  • Author(s): Mark Lepelaar, Alwin Hoogendoorn, Rijk Blok, Patrick Teuffel
  • Keywords: structural design, bridge design, fibre-reinforced polymers, FRP, bio-composites, monocoque structures, shell structures, structural optimization
Abstract
The Bio-based composite bridge is a 3TU project which aims to design and realize a 14m span pedestrian bridge made from fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) and which is introduced in part 1 of this paper. Part 2 will focus on various studies about bio-based materials, which are suitable for structural applications: this includes bio-based resins, bio-based fibres, bio-based core materials as well as bio-based coatings. In order to understand the mechanical behaviour of different material combinations various tests (tension, compression, bending as well as moisture absorption) are carried out. In addition different production processes are evaluated to find the optimal technique for the selected design and material choices.

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