Flexural stability of pultruded GFRP I-sections

K. A. Harries, J. D. Vieira, T. Q. Liu

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The present research studied the flexure behaviour of pGFRP I-shaped members having a variety of section geometries in order to identify the interaction between local flange and lateral torsional buckling behaviours. The interaction between buckling modes was shown to significantly affect moment capacity in the practical structural application space of these members. An experimental program is reported and contrasted with analytical (plate theory) and computational (finite strip method) analyses as well as with extant code/standard promulgated design equations. Extant American and European standards are shown to be generally non-conservative although not uniformly so, indicating a need for revised design approaches to achieve uniform reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Composites in Construction, ACIC 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction
EditorsS. Keighley, M. Guadagnini
PublisherNetComposites Limited
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event8th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction, ACIC 2017 - Sheffield, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20177 Sept 2017


Conference8th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction, ACIC 2017
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Ceramics and Composites


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