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Connections of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structural Members: A Review of the State of the Art.


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Duthinh, D.

NISTIR 6532; 59 p. August 2000.

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Keywords:

structural members; adhesives; bolted connections; bonded connections; composite materials; connections; fiber reinforced polymer; frame connections; FRP; interlocking connections; joints

Abstract:

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 directions.