Bio-based composite pedestrian bridge. Part 2: materials and production process

Mark Lepelaar, Alwin Hoogendoorn, Rijk Blok, Patrick Teuffel

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Abstract

The Bio-based composite bridge is a 3TU project which aims to design and realize a 14m span pedestrian bridge made from fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) and which is introduced in part 1 of this paper. Part 2 will focus on various studies about bio-based materials, which are suitable for structural applications: this includes bio-based resins, bio-based fibres, bio-based core materials as well as bio-based coatings. In order to understand the mechanical behaviour of different material combinations various tests (tension, compression, bending as well as moisture absorption) are carried out. In addition different production processes are evaluated to find the optimal technique for the selected design and material choices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2016 “Spatial Structures in the 21st Century”, 26–30 September, 2016, Tokyo, Japan
EditorsK. Kawaguchi, M. Ohsaki, T. Takeuchi
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), 26-30 September 2016, Tokyo, Japan: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century - Ito Hall, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 26 Sep 201630 Sep 2016
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Conference

Conference2016 Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS), 26-30 September 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Abbreviated titleIASS 2016
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period26/09/1630/09/16
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