Composite Materials for Next Generation Building Façade Systems

Tran, P 2013, 'Composite Materials for Next Generation Building Façade Systems', Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 88-95.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Composite Materials for Next Generation Building Façade Systems
Author(s) Tran, P
Year 2013
Journal name Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 88
End page 95
Total pages 8
Publisher David Publishing Co., Inc.
Abstract Composite materials, such as glass fibre reinforced polymers (GFRPs), possess the advantages of high strength and stiffness, low density, as well as manufacturing flexibility; therefore, their potential in replacing conventional materials (such as concrete, aluminium and steel) in building construction has become attractive. One of the major issues that hinder the extensive use of composite structures in high-rise building technology is related to their fire resistance performance. Significant efforts have been devoted to develop better material systems and composite manufacturing technologies to comply with various building construction safety codes, while maintaining the architectural aesthetic appeal. This paper presents the potential use of fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRPCs) in modern façade systems, with a special focus on their fire performance. A case study relating to the fire performance of glass fibre reinforced polymers is also presented. This case study is based on the numerical model established for glass fibre reinforced polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and phenol without flame retardants
Subject Composite and Hybrid Materials
Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Solid Mechanics
Keyword(s) Fire Performance
Composite Materials
Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer
Fire Safety
Building Construction
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