Flax Fibre Reinforced Polymer in Outdoor Structures-Durability
Flax fibre reinforced polymer (FFRP) is being introduced in outdoor civil structures. Designing these structures requires information about reduction of strength, modulus and cross section. For FFRP the reduction factors for mechanical properties by moisture, temperature, creep and fatigue have been studied. Also the degradation by UV, wear, chemicals and rot have been studied. This is conducted through literature study and by accelerated moisture tests. For the pioneering project “Bio-bridge Wildlife Adventure Park Emmen” reduction factors and actions against section reduction are advised.
Authors: Ir. P.G.F. Bosman, Drs. R. Verleg and Ing. P. Schreuder
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016