Behavior of Polypropylene Filled Cold Formed Steel Profiles – Part A: Bending & Shear

Behavior of Polypropylene Filled Cold Formed Steel Profiles – Part A: Bending & Shear

Civil Engineering Beyond Limits (CEBEL)
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - April 2020

Mahyar Maali Mahmut Kılıç Barış Bayrak Elif Mete Kübra Çebi Abdulkadir Cüneyt AYDIN

Abstract

Plastic waste is one of the most important problems that have occurred with modernization in the world and in our country. The use of plastics, which makes our daily life easier at many points, is also increasing day by day. The recycling and re-usability of these waste materials after use are of great importance and meaning when evaluated in terms of ecological order. In this study, finely ground waste polypropylene, which became waste, were poured into cold formed I100 and U100 steel profile molds. Carbon and glass fibers were used as reinforcement within the 16 samples. After melting, the behavior of I100and U100 molds filled with polypropylene will be observed after bending and shear tests on the samples. In the study, eight specimens for I100 and eight specimens for U100 profiles were produced. The main purpose of the cold formed steel in the production of I100 and U100 models is to enhance the bending and shear behavior of the models. As a result, the melted polypropylene within the cold formed I and U type models are presented a stunning performance.

Keywords

Polypropylene; cold-formed Steel; experimental; bending; shear
https://doi.org/10.36937/cebel.2020.002.001