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

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Author(s): Dat Duthinh;
Title: Connections of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structural Members: A Review of the State of the Art
Published: August 01, 2000
Abstract: This review of the state of the art of connections of Fiber-reinforced polymers (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. FRP connection design in civil infrastructure is coming onto its own, after an earlier period of benefiting from aerospace research and imitation of steel connections.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6532
Keywords: adhesive;bolt;bond;composite;connection;fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP);frame;interlocking;joint
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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