Simulation analysis of a foldable carbon fiber reinforced polymer bridge prototype

Agusril Syamsir, Norazman Mohamad Nor

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Simulation analysis of a foldable bridge prototype using carbon fiber reinforced honeycomb will be presented in this paper. The foldable bridge is constructed using sandwich structure which is consisting of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) and Aluminum Honeycomb as the skin and core, respectively. The reason to use the CFRP as a primary material is due to its high strength to weight ratio, thus making it lighter than steel and other alloy. The use of Aluminum Honeycomb Hex-Web 5.2-1/4-25(3003) is expected to increase the stiffness of bridge beam without significant additional weight. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to simulate several lay-up of CFRP layer including use of aluminum honeycomb core to increase stiffness of the member. The trials produce the maximum stress on the lamina (σ 1) 87.4 MPa, (σ 2) 2.53 MPa, and (τ 12) 9.68 MPa, while the maximum stresses of aluminium honeycomb are σ z 0 MPa, τ yz 0.823 MPa, τ xz 0.493 MPa. Failure analysis of CFRP and aluminium honeycomb show that the maximum stresses are within allowable material strength. From the trials can be concluded that, with proper design, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Aluminum Honeycomb can take the design load similar to steel and aluminium alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationExploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011
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Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011 - Perak, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Sep 201120 Sep 2011

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Other3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityPerak
Period19/09/1120/09/11

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Syamsir, A., & Nor, N. M. (2011). Simulation analysis of a foldable carbon fiber reinforced polymer bridge prototype. In 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011 [6136356] https://doi.org/10.1109/NatPC.2011.6136356
Syamsir, Agusril ; Nor, Norazman Mohamad. / Simulation analysis of a foldable carbon fiber reinforced polymer bridge prototype. 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011. 2011.
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Syamsir, A & Nor, NM 2011, Simulation analysis of a foldable carbon fiber reinforced polymer bridge prototype. in 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011., 6136356, 3rd National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011, Perak, Malaysia, 19/09/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/NatPC.2011.6136356

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2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011. 2011. 6136356.

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Syamsir A, Nor NM. Simulation analysis of a foldable carbon fiber reinforced polymer bridge prototype. In 2011 National Postgraduate Conference - Energy and Sustainability: Exploring the Innovative Minds, NPC 2011. 2011. 6136356 https://doi.org/10.1109/NatPC.2011.6136356