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Project Workshop Information

Dynamic Performance of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Structures Final Project Workshop

Date: Friday 22 June 2018
Time: 9:20am-4:30pm
Venue: Warwick University, Radcliffe Conferences Map. Parking spaces provided. More info how to find us on first page here.
Tea/Coffee & Lunch will be provided
Funded by EPSRC

Download flyer here

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(To register, follow instructions at the bottom of this page)

Our free-to-attend event is aimed at practitioners, academics, and PhD and postdoctoral researchers interested in design and dynamic performance of civil engineering structures (in particular bridges) made of FRP composites. Attend the Warwick University workshop to:

  • Gain an insight into dynamic properties of FRP structures and how they compare with those of structures made of traditional constructions materials.
  • Hear about vibration serviceability challenges and potential ways of addressing them.
  • Visit and experience a new laboratory FRP bridge for human-structure interaction (and other) studies.
  • Share your views on, and experience of FRP composites in structural engineering.

Workshop Schedule
9:20 – 9:50 Welcome Tea and Coffee
9:50 – 10:00 Introduction and Project Objectives
Stana Živanović, University of Warwick
Part I: FRP Structures
10:00 – 10:25 FRPs in Structural Engineering – Rise to Prominence and Design Guidelines
Toby Mottram, University of Warwick
10:25– 10:50 A Designer’s View: Challenges in Design against Dynamic Loading
Lee Canning, Jacobs
10:50 – 11:15 FE Modelling of FRP Structures: Influence of Uncertainties
Justin Russell, University of Warwick
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break
Part II: Field and Lab Work
11:45 – 12:10 Dynamics of FRP Bridges: Testing and Modal Properties
Xiaojun Wei, University of Warwick
12:10 – 12:35 Warwick FRP Bridge: Design and Performance
Justin Russell and Stana Živanović, University of Warwick
12:35 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Laboratory Visit and Demos on FRP bridge
Part III: Vibration Serviceability: Challenges and Way Forward
15:00 – 15:25 Vibration Effects due to Train Buffeting
Justin Russell, University of Warwick
15:25 – 15:50 Vibration Response to Human-Induced Dynamic Loading
Stana Živanović, University of Warwick
15:50 – 16:30 Discussion (All)

The workshop is a part of EPSRC-funded project Characterising dynamic performance of fibre reinforced polymer structures for resilience and sustainability (EP/M021505/1).

Registration has now closed. Please contact S. Zivanovic (S dot Zivanovic at warwick dot ac dot uk) to check whether there are any spare places still available.

Refreshments: Tea/Coffee, Lunch provided

Audience: Practitioners, Academics, PhD and postdoctoral researchers

Registration: Please register on the above link. The registration is on first-come first-served basis.

Registration deadline (subject to availablility of places): Friday 15 June 2018