ICCM Conferences, The 8th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2017)

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Numerical modeling of a hybrid GFRP-concrete beam subjected to low-velocity impact loading
Zongjun Li, Amar Khennane, Paul Jonathan Hazell, Alex Remennikov

Last modified: 2017-05-14


Numerical investigations have gained more attention and success in analysing the performance of structures in many targeted applications. This study reports on the results of a numerical investigation on the impact behaviour of a hybrid GFRP-concrete beam subjected to low-velocity impacts with different impact energy levels. A non-linear finite element model has been developed using the commercial software ABAQUS/Explicit to simulate the impact performance of the hybrid beam under dynamic loading. Different material models have been employed for the members in such hybrid beam. The numerical results including the dynamic loading history, failure modes and impact performance are compared and verified with experimental results. The numerical predictions are found to corroborate the experimental data. The agreement between numerical and experimental results indicates the numerical model developed is capable of analysing the impact behaviour of such hybrid GFRP-concrete system.


Numerical modeling, Finite element method, Non-linear, Failure, Impact performance

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