Structural performances of pultruded GFRP emergency structures – Part 1: Experimental characterization of materials and substructure

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    • L. Cavaleri
    • M. Di Paola
    • M. F. Ferrotto
    • T. Scalici
    • A. Valenza

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    This paper presents an experimental study in the field of structures made of pultruded fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) elements to be used for emergency purposes. A preliminary design of a 3D pultruded glass fiber reinforced polymer structure is presented with the mechanical characterization of the constituting elements. The axial and flexural properties of laminate and I-shaped GRFP profiles are discussed considering the short term creep. In a companion paper, the benefits, the limits and the reliability of the structure analyzed for emergency applications are discussed. In details, the numerical structural analysis of the full-scale 3D model is described followed by the experimental assessment of the structural capacity by a full-scale 2D model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages10
    Pages (from-to)325-334
    JournalComposite Structures
    Journal publication date15 Apr 2019
    Volume214
    Early online date10 Feb 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019

      Research areas

    • Composite structures, Emergency structures, Experimental tests, Glass-fibre-reinforced polymer GFRP pultruded profiles, Pultrusion

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