THE PROFESSIONAL USE OF DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS FOR FRP APPLICATIONS

Fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP) are steadily gaining their place alongside other construction materials for corrosion service. Standards have been formulated that address matters of longevity and safety, but fabrication techniques are left to the supplier and his ingenuity. The purpose of this article is to emphasize the importance of making professional use of engineering fundamentals when designing FRP equipment. The considerations reviewed range over the mechanical design of FRP equipment; the materials used in the manufacture of FRP equipment; the design of FRP structures; the safety factor; temperature effects; laminate strength; the design of FRP shells; joints and discontinuities in FRP installations; discontinuity stresses; the design of openings; and the Poisson ratio for FRP products and its effect upon installations.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Fonda, A F
  • Publication Date: 1989-1

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  • Accession Number: 00656863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM