Title

Effects of Pressure During Curing of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers On the Properties of the Resulting Cured Lamina Relating to Structural Reinforcement

Presenter Information

Adam Morgan

Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Major

Civil and Architectural Engineering

Research Advisor

Sneed, Lesley

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

This experiment is being conducted to explore the results of applied pressure, during curing, on the material properties of a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) matrix. Specifically it will be investigating those properties that are most relevant to structural rehabilitation and strengthening through externally-bonded FRP wraps.

FRP samples were cured under various environmental conditions, including both applied pressure and vacuums. These samples were instrumented with strain gauges and tested to rupture in uniaxial tension in the direction of the strong axis of the fiber.

Biography

Adam is an undergraduate senior pursuing his degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering, and expects to graduate in May 2011. He currently acts as the aerodynamics group leader for the Missouri S&T Formula SAE team.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

06 Apr 2011, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Effects of Pressure During Curing of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers On the Properties of the Resulting Cured Lamina Relating to Structural Reinforcement

Upper Atrium/Hallway

This experiment is being conducted to explore the results of applied pressure, during curing, on the material properties of a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) matrix. Specifically it will be investigating those properties that are most relevant to structural rehabilitation and strengthening through externally-bonded FRP wraps.

FRP samples were cured under various environmental conditions, including both applied pressure and vacuums. These samples were instrumented with strain gauges and tested to rupture in uniaxial tension in the direction of the strong axis of the fiber.