Novel materials series - Key considerations for design and build of FRP road bridges

Author: Lee Canning, James Norman, Wendel Sebastian

Date published

24 November 2021

Price
Members £45.50 + VAT 
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Novel materials series - Key considerations for design and build of FRP road bridges

Training
Author

Lee Canning, James Norman, Wendel Sebastian

Date published

24 November 2021

Author

Lee Canning, James Norman, Wendel Sebastian

Price

Members £45.50 + VAT 
Standard £70.00 + VAT

Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero: part 5 of 6.

The climate emergency is challenging engineers to consider a broader palette of non-traditional and/or novel structural materials. This webinar series looks at some of the alternatives, encouraging engineers to consider designing with these new materials and explaining how to deliver them successfully within projects.

This webinar focuses on fibre reinforced polymers (FRP). Glass and carbon fibre reinforced polymers (G/CFRPs) are strong, low-cost and rust-proof. FRPs offer huge potential in transforming road bridge technology – enabling light, modular, durable solutions.
 
Our expert panel will:
  • Outline how to design a road bridge using FRP
  • Explain when to consider using FRP in your designs
  • Discuss lessons learned from field monitoring of FRP bridges
Reasons to view:
  • Gain an understanding of the design process for low carbon, sustainable FRP road bridges
  • Understand the fundamentals of fibre reinforced polymers
  • Learn about the latest innovations in FRP road bridge design
  • Understand the value of selecting an appropriate FRP bridge technology
  Who should view:
  • Graduate structural engineers   
  • Design engineers         
  • Engineers working in SMEs      
  • Bridge asset managers
  • Final year MEng students working on major projects
  • Architects

About the series

This webinar is part 5 of a 6-part series on Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero. All webinars are recorded and available to purchase on-demand following the live broadcast:

1. How to get novel materials adopted on projects: R&D to construction - on-demand
2. Designing with rammed earth - on-demand
3. Designing with straw bale - on-demand
4. Low carbon concrete - on-demand
5. Key considerations for design and build of FRP road bridges - on-demand
6. Timber concrete composites - 2 December 2021
 

Speakers

Lee Canning has been involved in the development and design of FRP bridges for over 20 years for local authorities, Network Rail and Highways England, a number of which have won industry awards for innovation and design. He has been active in disseminating the benefits of FRP bridges in various industry guidance and technical publications.

Wendel Sebastian conducts research on low-carbon structures (timber-concrete composite floors, FRP bridges, prestressed stone members) that is of direct benefit to industry and feeds into design standards.  He combines numerical analysis and large-scale laboratory tests with field monitoring.  He is a consultant to multiple organisations, including Highways England and the World Bank.

Additional information

Format:
Video
Video Length:
01:27:54
Publisher:
IStructE

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Plastic & Polymers Research & Innovation Training Suitable for students Bridge - vehicle IStructE London HQ Webinars

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