American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Updating Italian Design Guide CNR DT-205/2007 in View of Recent Research Findings: Requirements for Pultruded FRP Profiles

Fabio Minghini, Nerio Tullini and Francesco Ascione

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.702.712

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 702-712

Abstract

A discussion on some design rules for pultruded fiber-reinforced plastic (PFRP) profiles reported by guideline CNR DT-205/2007 from National Research Council of Italy is presented in the paper. At eight years after approval of this technical document, several changes and improvements are required following recent research findings and supplemental design rules should be incorporated into a future revision. The general framework for the design of columns and beams is outlined. A new closed-form expression for the local buckling moment for beams in major-axis bending is presented.

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© 2016 Fabio Minghini, Nerio Tullini and Francesco Ascione. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.