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 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013
Pages625-629
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2013
Event5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Sep 20134 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameResearch and Applications in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2013
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/09/134/09/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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