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TRA 2018, Transport Research Arena, VIENNE, AUTRICHE, 16-/04/2018 - 19/04/2018; Steel bridges present frequent fatigue problems that reduce their load-carrying capacity and residual life. The increase of traffic flows and loads in the last decades has enhanced this problem, especially [...]

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The design of structural components has altered fundamentally since laminated composites were proved excellent candidate materials in aerospace applications. The key aspects rendering CFRPs preferable to metals, are mostly their significantly higher specific mechanical properties, [...]

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Manufacturers of light motorcycles have always sought the use of more and more advanced materials. The application of carbon fiber in motorcycle parts design can bring high strength, stiffness, and low weight in a manner previously unavailable. This article contains selected problems [...]

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De-icing of general aviation aircraft is usually realized by chemical or thermal processes. These lead to an increase in fuel consumption or usage of electrical energy. Mechanical de-icing is a way to significantly reduce this consumption. In mechanical de-icing, a surface is deformed [...]

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One of the most common methods of strengthening concrete structures is the use of composite fibers such as FRP. These fibers have found a special place in structural retrofitting methods due to a number of specific ability including lightness and ease of performance. Reinforced [...]

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One of the most common methods of strengthening concrete structures is the use of composite fibers such as FRP. These fibers have found a special place in structural retrofitting methods due to a number of specific ability including lightness and ease of performance. Reinforced [...]

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There are several ways to obtain the fatigue life behavior of composite materials, such as the application of classical theories or complex progressive damage models. Recently, constant life diagrams have demonstrated good effectiveness in predicting the fatigue life of CFRPs. [...]

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This paper describes the Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Phase for the S19.1 Full Component Test of the A350 XWB Aircraft.   The aim of this test was to demonstrate that the fatigue phenomena does not occurs, as well as no crack growing on composite materials. A350XWB [...]

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The current work has been performed in the context of FUSINBUL, an European project framed within CleanSky2 research programme funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement nº 831946). The scope of this project is to accomplish the full barrel demonstrator tests, [...]