Suggested Guidelines for Performance-Based Tests

Task Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Composite Structures for Overhead Lines of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

Part of: Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures


Although several standard tests are cited in this chapter, these tests are not designed specifically for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) overhead line structures. There are, in fact, no standards for FRP structures used for line construction. There are two standards, ANSI C136.20 and ASTM D4923-92, for FRP lighting poles; however, these standards are for lighting poles and are not applicable to FRP poles that are used for overhead line construction.

Subject Headings: Fiber reinforced polymer | Synthetic materials | Building codes | Standards and codes | Performance-based design


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