School of Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering
David Keir Building, Stranmillis Rd., BT9 5AG
Room 0G.312 B
Tel 028 9097 5606
MEng in structural Engineering with Architecture
HND in Civil Engineering
Development and analysis of low energy self-compacting concrete BFRP pre-stressed concrete beam
It is estimated that concrete products represent at least 5 per cent of humanity's carbon footprint from CO2 emissions. Additionally concrete infrastructure, such as bridges, suffers from premature ageing, rapid deterioration, structural deficiency and requires costly maintenance.
Interest in sustainable infrastructure has led to the development and introduction of new materials in civil engineering. As part of this research, corrosion resistant basalt fibre reinforced polymer (BFRP) bars have been used to prestress concrete beams. In addition, self-compacting concrete (SCC) was cast alongside BFRP bars to show the benefit of combining the materials.The aim of this research is to develop and analyse low-energy, durable pre-stressed concrete beams with BFRP bars. In addition, the transfer length has been investigated and a bond shape factor established for BFRP bars.
The project is running in conjunction with a major Civil Engineering pre-cast concrete supplier and a wider project ‘Eirocrete’ funded by the European Union.
Prof. S. Taylor, Dr. D. Robinson & Dr. M. SonebiPublications
Garcia-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Crossett, P., Taylor, S., Deegan, P., Ferrara, L., Pattarini, A., 2015, Performance of sustainable SCC mixes with mineral additions for use in precast concrete industry, Journal of sustainable Cement-based Materials, April 2015
Crossett, P., Taylor, S., Robinson, D., Sonebi, M., Garci-Taengua, E., Deegan, P., 2015, The flexural behaviour of SCC beams pre-stressed with BFRP, Advanced Composites in Construction, Cambridge, 9th-11th September 2015
Crossett, P., Taylor, S., Robinson, D., Sonebi, M., Garci-Taengua, E., Deegan, P., 2015, Monitoring the transfer length of pre-stressed BFRP SCC beams, 7th international conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Torino, July 1-3rd July 2015
Garcia-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Crossett, P., Pattarini, A., 2015, Self-compactability and strength criteria for concrete mixes with mineral additions and fibres, Concrete – Innovation and Design, fib Symposium, Copenhagen, May 18-20 2015
Garcia-Taengua, E., Sonebi, M., Taylor, S., Crossett, P., Deegan, P., Ferrara, L., Pattarini, A., 2014, Optimisation of Environment-friendly SCFRC mixes for use in precast concrete industry, 3rd International Symposium on Design, performance and use of self-compacting concrete, Xiamen, 5-8th June 2014
Eirocrete Project, FRP reinforcement, prestressed elements, transfer length in prestressed beams, self-compacting concrete, sustainable infrastructure, FEA