Evaluation of bonding between high modulus CFRP sheet and steel after environmental exposure and fatigue loading

H. B. Liu, D. Borrie, X. L. Zhao, Y. Bai, R. K. Singh Raman

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This study investigated the effects of fatigue loading and corrosive environment on bonding strength and failure modes of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)-laminated steel. A series of tests on CFRP bonded steel plate joints was conducted. The joints were immersed in the temperature controlled sea-water with a preload. After immersions for one and six months, they were subjected to cyclic loading for a pre-set number of cycles, and then tensioned to failure. The effect of fatigue loading alone was studied by the authors in the past. In the present study, the results of the cyclic and static loading tests were compared. The comparisons between the current and previous results have provided data on the durability of CFRP/steel joints under this environmental condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Fatigue Congress
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038350088
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Fatigue Congress, FATIGUE 2014 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2 Mar 20147 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference11th International Fatigue Congress, FATIGUE 2014
CityMelbourne, VIC


  • Bond strength
  • CFRP
  • Environmental exposure
  • Failure mode
  • Fatigue
  • Steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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