FRP strengthening of lean duplex stainless steel hollow sections subjected to web crippling

S.M. Zahurul Islam, Ben Young

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© 2014 Elsevier Ltd.This paper presents the experimental and numerical investigations of lean duplex stainless steel hollow sections subjected to web crippling. The test specimens were strengthened with different fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP). The web crippling tests were conducted under end-two-flange, interior-two-flange, end-one-flange and interior-one-flange loading conditions. A series of web crippling tests was conducted. The investigation was focused on the effects of surface treatment, web slenderness, different adhesives and FRPs for the strengthening of lean duplex stainless steel hollow sections against web crippling. The lean duplex stainless steel type EN 1.4162 was used in the investigation. Two different surface treatments, three different adhesives and six different FRPs were investigated in this study. The tests were performed on five different sizes of square and rectangular hollow sections that covered a wide range of web slenderness ratio from 8.1 to 57.3. Three different failure modes were observed in the tests of the strengthened specimens, namely the adhesion, interlaminar failure of FRP plate and combination of adhesion and interlaminar failure of FRP plate. Finite element models have been developed and verified against the test results of the specimens subjected to two-flange loading conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-200
Number of pages18
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesives-FRPs
  • Experimental investigation
  • Hollow sections
  • Lean duplex stainless steel
  • Strengthening
  • Web crippling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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