The present work represents an analysis on the mechanical characterization of ber reinforced hollow circular beams. This research is based on an analytical background along with some extensions. Since exact solution is available for structures in plane strain, such reference is considered as an initial comparison for a new approach for studying ber- reinforced beams based on a homogenization method. The implemented method, introduce an easy application for designers who want to employ ber reinforced beams for designing frame structures. The present approach is based on a 3D beam-frame element equivalent to a 3D shell model used as a reference for the actual composite con guration. This simple approach helps to consider the anisotropy inherited in such pro les. Sample frame structures are shown in order to demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of the present methodology alongside the positive and negative aspects of employing ber reinforced beams in place of the more common steel beams in civil applications.

Mechanical Assessment of Hollow-Circular FRP Beams

Fantuzzi, Nicholas
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2019

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The present work represents an analysis on the mechanical characterization of ber reinforced hollow circular beams. This research is based on an analytical background along with some extensions. Since exact solution is available for structures in plane strain, such reference is considered as an initial comparison for a new approach for studying ber- reinforced beams based on a homogenization method. The implemented method, introduce an easy application for designers who want to employ ber reinforced beams for designing frame structures. The present approach is based on a 3D beam-frame element equivalent to a 3D shell model used as a reference for the actual composite con guration. This simple approach helps to consider the anisotropy inherited in such pro les. Sample frame structures are shown in order to demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of the present methodology alongside the positive and negative aspects of employing ber reinforced beams in place of the more common steel beams in civil applications.
2019
Babamohammadi, Sajjad; Fantuzzi, Nicholas; Lonardi, Graziano
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