Experimental Investigation on Strength Behaviour between GFRP & Steel Bars Reinforced in Columns

M Priyashagadevan, K Kalaiarasi
2015 International Journal of Science and Research   unpublished
Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) is a composite material, which consist of polyester thermosetting resin as matrix and glass fibres as reinforcement. Pultrusion technique is used to fabricate GFRP products in various continuousforms of structural sections such as box, I-, Hand nd plates, which are similar as steel sections. The use of GFRP member in structures is relatively becoming more important especially in constructions. It was observed that the current required technical and design
more » ... ta of pultruded GFRP sections was rather limited especially with regard to material properties and structural performance. This study was conducted experimentally to investigate the physical and mechanical properties of the GFRP.