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Advanced composites in Malaysian construction industry

Mohd. Sam, A. R. and Ishak, M. Y. and Abu Hassan, S. (2006) Advanced composites in Malaysian construction industry. In: 6th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, 5-6 September 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Durability problem due to corrosion of steel is one of the main issues that need to be addressed by the construction industry. The repair and maintenance cost is very expensive as compared to the initial cost of the structure. Therefore, a more durable and strong construction material is needed for the future application in the construction industry. In view of that aspect, Advanced Composites material or known as Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite, made of either glass or aramid or carbon fibres embedded in resin matrix, came into view as a potential material for civil engineering application. Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) is the cheapest compared to aramid and carbon fibres and can be manufactured into different shapes depending on the types of application. The FRP has the advantages among others of high-strength-to weight ratio, corrosion resistant, long service life, maintenance free, high impact resistance, and non-conductive. This paper is intended to highlight some of the application and potential use of FRP products, in particular the GFRP, in the Malaysian construction industries. The use of GFRP products can be divided into two categories i.e. as structural or nonstructural applications. Most of the applications of the GFRP products in Malaysia fall into the category of non-structural application.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Deterioration; Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer; durable; construction
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:387
Deposited By: Pn. Norazila Safri
Deposited On:16 Feb 2007 01:38
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:43

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