Effects of Bonded Splice Joints on the Flexural Response of Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Beams

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Three Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer (PFRP) 152 x 152 x 6.4mm Wide Flange (WF) beams were fabricated with a central two-plate splice joint. The 6.4mm thick PFRP splice plates were 210, 410 and 610mm long. Each beam was tested in symmetric four-point bending about its major and minor-axis and deflections, rotations and surface strains were recorded. Beam transverse stiffnesses, support rotations and splice rotational stiffnesses were quantified and compared with theoretical predictions. Predicted deflections were 3.5% to 18.5% larger and support rotations were 10% smaller to 14.2% larger than the experimental values. Splice end rotations were generally poorly predicted.

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R.A.W. Mines and J.M. Dulieu-Barton

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401-406

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.24-25.401

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G.J. Turvey "Effects of Bonded Splice Joints on the Flexural Response of Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Beams", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 24-25, pp. 401-406, 2010

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June 2010

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