Failure Characterization of Structural FRP Barsby Jacky C. Prucz, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,
Wei-Pin Wu, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,
Abstract: A combined experimental and theoretical investigation on the structural behavior of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) bars is presented. Test results indicate that the ultimate strength decreases with increase in the rod diameter. A new model is formulated that relates the strength of the specimens with their diameter. Predictions from the model show excellent correlation with the tension test results. FE analysis is employed to justify the assumptions made in the model.
Subject Headings: Finite element method | Fiber reinforced polymer | Structural behavior | Bars (structure) | Ultimate strength | Mathematical models | Model tests
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