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    • Suitability of selected natural fibres for concrete performance improvement. 

      da Costa, Ana Caroline; Archbold, Paul (2020)
      The addition of fibres to reinforce concrete (FRC) is required when concrete structures may be submitted to other types of stresses beyond the compressive. Post-crack tensile strength, resistance to abrasion and additional ...
    • Suitability of surface-treated flax and hemp fibers for concrete reinforcement 

      da Costa Santos, Ana Caroline; Archbold, Paul (MDPI, 2022-11-17)
      The use of vegetable fibres as a sustainable alternative to non-natural sources of fibres applied for concrete reinforcement has been studied for over three decades. The main issues about plant-based fibres pointed out ...
    • The suitability of vegetable fibres for the reinforcement of concrete 

      da Costa Santos, Ana Caroline (Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest, 2023)
      The use of vegetable fibres as a sustainable alternative to non-natural fibres for reinforcing concrete was investigated in this research. For plant-based fibres, previous studies have identified issues such as the ...
    • Transient response simulation of a composite material footbridge to crossing pedestrians. 

      Fanning, P.J.; Archbold, Paul; Pavic, A.; Reynolds, P. (CRC Press, 2003)
      Loads applied by pedestrians, and crowds of pedestrians, are particularly important for footbridges with natural frequencies close to footfall frequencies of moving pedestrians. Recorded response data from Aberfeldy Bridge, ...
    • Use of natural fibres to enhance tensile strength of concrete. 

      Seneviratne, R.A.C.J.; Tharmarajah, G. (ICBBM, 2017-06)
      This paper discusses the influence of natural fibres on density, compressive strength and flexural strength of fibre reinforced concrete specimens. Coir fibre extracted from coconut husk was added to high strength concrete ...
    • Variations in vertical loading from walking due to surface vibration. 

      Archbold, Paul; Mullarney, Brian; Carrig, Mirivano (Hemming Information Services, 2014-07)
      Walking trials have been carried out on rigid and flexible walkways mounted with a force plate in order to determine how vertical pedestrian loading is influence by these two walking platforms. This paper presents the ...
    • Vertical crowd load models for vibration serviceability assessment of footbridges 

      Archbold, Paul (Civil-Comp Press, 2009)
      Most pedestrian load models prescribed in existing design codes of practice do not consider any interaction between the pedestrian and the moving structure. However, it is now widely accepted that this interaction is ...
    • Vibration serviceability considerations in footbridge design. 

      Mullarney, Brian; Archbold, Paul (UniMap/AIT, 2011-06)
      Modern footbridges are becoming more and more flexible as they are constructed lighter and more slender than ever before. This has led to a vibration serviceability issue with many footbridges, as they can become ‘lively’ ...