Structural behavior of FRP-reinforced geopolymer concrete sandwich wall panels for prefabricated construction

Jian Guo Dai, Jun Qi Huang

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Abstract

Prefabricated concrete sandwich panels (PCSPs) consist of two concrete wythes and a thermal insulation layer between them. They have great potential to be used for prefabricated building construction. This paper experimentally studies the development of a new PCSP system. The two exterior wythes are made of FRP- reinforced geopolymer concrete while FRP tubular connectors are used to realize the composite action. The reported tests include: (1) the structural performance of FRP tubular connectors; (2) the structural performance of steel and BFRP rebar reinforced geopolymer concrete one-way slabs; (3) the structural performance of the formed sandwich wall panels subjected to out-of-plane loading. Due to its green feature and its structural efficiency, the developed PCSP system may find wide applications in prefabricated construction which is popular in Hong Kong and the rest of China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2018
EditorsEmmanuel Ferrier, Karim Benzarti, Jean-Francois Caron
PublisherInternational Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Pages48-55
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2018 - Paris, France
Duration: 17 Jul 201819 Jul 2018

Publication series

Name9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2018
Volume2018-July

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2018
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period17/07/1819/07/18

Keywords

  • Connector
  • FRP
  • Geopolymer concrete
  • Sandwich wall panel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics

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