Impact and blast resistance of bare and concrete-infilled FRP tubes
Impact and blast loads are two severe dynamic loads that need to be investigated for any industrial and structural applications. Recently, Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) tubes have been used in different electrical applications as electrical conduit systems, in addition, FRP tubes are used in structural applications in the form of Concrete-Filled FRP tubes (CFFT) members such as piles, bridge girders, piers and columns. In this research the impact and blast resistance of FRP tubes and CFFT members will be investigated using both experimental study and numerical analysis. Updated design recommendations for FRP tubes and CFFT members will be presented in this study.