Fibre composites in infrastructure: applications and issues

Advanced fibre composites have had significant impact in recent years into a number of industries including aerospace, marine, recreation, and automotive. The reason for the increasing prominence of these materials vary in specifics, but essentially relate to the ability of these materials to be tailored to suit particular environments and structural forms, or functional requirements in different ways compared with conventional materials. There is increasing interest in the use of these materials in Civil Infrastructure, and Fibre Composite Design and Development (FCDD) is a leader in this field, both in Australia, and internationally. FCDD has recently been involved in a number of projects (including the development of Australia's first fibre composite bridge) that illustrate practical applications of the technology, and the issues associated with making available commercial products for asset owners. This paper provides an overview of these activities and discusses the medium term directions for this emerging industry in Australia.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Riding the Wave to Sustainability: IPWEAQ 2002 State Conference, Noosa Lakes Convention Centre, 6 to 10 October 2002

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  • Accession Number: 01392585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 7:14AM