Pin-bearing strengths for the design of bolted connections with pultruded material
Zafari, B. and Mottram, J. Toby (James Toby), 1958- (2011) Pin-bearing strengths for the design of bolted connections with pultruded material. In: Fifth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010), Beijing, China, Sep 27-29, 2010. Published in: Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering pp. 99-102.Full text not available from this repository.
Presented in this paper are test results for the determination of the pin-bearing strength of pultruded fibre reinforced polymer material required to calculate the bearing resistance of bolted connections under factored loading. It is well-known  that single-bolted and multi- bolted connections of pultruded material fail ultimately in a number of distinct failure modes (e.g. bearing, shear-out, cleavage, net-tension and block shear). Bearing is the only one of the mechanisms that does not give a brittle failure response, and can provide the connection with a degree of damage tolerance, which is desirable. The design calculation for bearing resistance is given by the projected area of bearing bolt times the specified bearing strength (Fbr) in the direction of the connection force, which is then multiplied by the number of bolts. In  a historical review on the determination of Fbr, is reported, and evaluated to show that there is a lack of consistency in how this strength has been measured, and much uncertainty on what values are to be taken in the resistance calculations. A comparison in  of pin-bearing strength measurements, based on the two test methodologies given in ASTM D5764  and BS EN ISO 13706 , showed that the ‘timber’ approach is suitable when there is a restriction on the size of coupon specimen that can be cut from a pultruded section. Presented are new test results for pin-bearing strengths when is equal to 0, 45 or 90 degrees, using the ‘timber’ approach. An evaluation of the data (with varying pin diameter-to-thickness ratio) is made with the aim of establishing how we establish a specified strength for the safe and reliable design of bolted connections.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering|
|Date:||1 August 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 99-102|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Fifth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2010)|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Beijing, China|
|Date(s) of Event:||Sep 27-29, 2010|
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