Interpretation of flat FRP coupon test results

J. F. Chen, B. Wójcik, B. Sharp, G. Amato

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    Abstract

    The tensile strength obtained from existing testing methods such as ASTM D3039, based on flat coupons, usually has a large scatter for fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. This means that the measured strength may not represent the actual strength of the material, leading to under or over design. This paper develops a new interpretation method which requires fewer tests, saving money and time. Moreover the results are more consistent and more closely represent the actual strength which can lead to a safer and more economical design.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014
    PublisherInternational Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
    ISBN (Print)9781771363082
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
    Event7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 20 Aug 201422 Aug 2014

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2014
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period20/08/201422/08/2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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