FRP Box-Beams Under Long-Time Static and Fatigue Loading

by Urs Meier, Swiss Federal Lab for Materials, Testing and Research, Duebendorf, Switzerland,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


This paper discusses experimental and analytical aspects of the long-time behavior of filament wound E-glass fiber reinforced epoxy-box-beams. Theoretical and experimental data are compared and show good agreement. The long-time static and fatigue loading performance of these beams is excellent.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Fiber reinforced polymer | Box beams | Fatigue (material) | Static loads | Load factors | Fatigue tests | Glass reinforced plastics

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