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Materials 2018, 11(1), 92; doi:10.3390/ma11010092

Flexural Behavior of GFRP Tubes Filled with Magnetically Driven Concrete

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China
Department of Civil Engineering, Shaoxing University, Shaoxing 312000, China
Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Shaoxing Electric Power Bureau, Shaoxing 312000, China
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Received: 20 December 2017 / Revised: 2 January 2018 / Accepted: 4 January 2018 / Published: 8 January 2018
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Experimental investigation of GFRP (glass fiber reinforced polymer) tubes that were filled with magnetically driven concrete was carried out to study the flexural behavior of specimens under bending. Specimens having different cross section and lengths were tested. The test specimens were fabricated by filling magnetically driven concrete into the GFRP tubes and the concrete was vibrated using magnetic force. Specimens vibrated using vibrating tube were also tested for comparison. In addition, specimens having steel reinforcing bars and GFRP bars were both tested to study the effect of reinforcing bars on the magnetically driven concrete. The load-displacement curves, load-strain curves, failure mode, and ultimate strengths of test specimens were obtained. Design methods for the flexural stiffness of test specimens were also discussed in this study. View Full-Text
Keywords: bending test; elastic stiffness; GFRP tube; magnetically driven concrete bending test; elastic stiffness; GFRP tube; magnetically driven concrete

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Xie, F.; Chen, J.; Dong, X.; Feng, B. Flexural Behavior of GFRP Tubes Filled with Magnetically Driven Concrete. Materials 2018, 11, 92.

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