Behaviour of pultruded FRP hollow sections under eccentric loading

Islam, Md Mainul and Aravinthan, Thiru and Williams, Paul Garreth (2012) Behaviour of pultruded FRP hollow sections under eccentric loading. In: 6th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2012), 13-15 Jun 2012, Rome, Italy.


Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have great potential in civil engineering applications due to their advantageous physical and chemical properties, economical and environmental benefits. However, as a new material used in the civil engineering applications, it is important to understand its behaviour under eccentric loading conditions similar to the conventional construction materials such as timber, steel and concrete columns. This study involves experimental investigations on hollow FRP pultruded column sections under pure and eccentric axial loading. Results obtained from the testing were used to produce a moment interaction diagram similar to that used in concrete column design, providing engineers with a safe envelope for fibre composite sections to be used as columns. Further investigation is necessary to fully understand the behaviour of such sections when the moment interaction is dominated by flexural forces.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 International Institute for FRP in Construction. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:35
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 05:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: eccentricity; experimental; FRP; interaction diagram; pultruded sections
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified

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