Polymeric facades: fatigue performance of pultruded panel connections

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Abstract

The long-term performance of pultruded structural angle sections has been investigated through
a campaign of fatigue testing. Equal angle sections have served to represent the connected element of glass
fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) façade panels. Suitable design limits on maximum recommended transverse
strain at connections in the pultrusion have been established. Characteristic behaviour pertinent to application
of GFRP pultrusions in facades is reported. The existence of a strain threshold in pultruded connections,
below which fatigue does not occur over 100,000 cycles, has been revealed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013
EditorsA. Zingoni
Place of PublicationAbingdon, U. K.
PublisherCRC Press
Pages625-629
ISBN (Print)9781138000612
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2013
EventSEMC 2013: The Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 Sep 20133 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceSEMC 2013: The Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period1/09/133/09/13

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