Beam-To-Column Connections for Pultruded FRP Structuresby L. C. Bank, Catholic Univ of America, United States,
A. S. Mosallam, Catholic Univ of America, United States,
H. E. Gonsior, Catholic Univ of America, United States,
Abstract: Moment-rotation and strength characteristics of beam-to-column bolted connections of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pultruded wide-flange structural shapes are discussed. Results of experimental tests on full-size connections are presented. Moment-rotation data are given and elastic connection stiffness coefficients are tabulated. Nonlinear moment-rotation characteristics and failure of a double web, top and seat angle connection are discussed in detail. Test results for a redesigned stiffened connection of the double web, top and seat angle type are presented and compared with the unstiffened connection.
Subject Headings: Connections (structural) | Moment (mechanics) | Fiber reinforced polymer | Stiffening | Structural strength | Beams | Columns
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