Connections of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structural Members: A Review of the State of the Art.
Connections of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structural
Members: A Review of the State of the Art.
NISTIR 6532; 59 p. August 2000.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
Order number: PB2000-107878
structural members; adhesives; bolted connections;
bonded connections; composite materials; connections;
fiber reinforced polymer; frame connections; FRP;
interlocking connections; joints
This review of the state of the art of connections of
fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) members covers primary
structural connections (whose integrity is crucial to
the functioning and safety of a structure), in which at
least one of the members is made of FRP. The connections
consist of mechanical joints, bonded joints,
interlocking joints, or a combination of those, such as
frame connections. After an earlier period of benefiting
from aerospace research and imitation of steel
connections, FRP connection design in civil
infrastructure is beginning to develop in new, original