Twin-shaped CFRP-sandwich pedestrian bridge

A concept of a nature-inspired pedestrian bridge which tries to merge architectural, structural and manufacturing aspects in an optimized way is presented. The 18.0-m-span bridge is designed as an overhead spatial frame of a complex double-curved shape, which is composed of twelve modules consisting of lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) sandwich construction. The modules are fabricated with only one mould through vacuum assisted resin infusion. The aimed visible texture and black colour of the CFRP fabrics represents an essential architectonical element. The resulting benefits and required compromises of this multi-criteria approach are discussed.


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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, 1324-1329
Presented at:
CICE 2016, The 8th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, China, December 14-16, 2016
Year:
2016
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