FLEXURAL AND SHEAR RIGIDITY OF COMPOSITE SHEET PILES

The flexural and shear rigidity of pultruded composite sheet pile panels consisting of E-glass fiber-reinforced polyester are studied. Analysis consisted of an experimental investigation and an analytical modeling to determine the resistance of the sheet pile panels to the deflections for design of composite sheet pile walls. Timoshenko's beam theory was used to experimentally determine the flexural rigidity and shear rigidity of the panel. Three- and 4-point bending tests were performed on 6 span lengths and results were self-compared from the 2 independent tests. Analytical expressions for the flexural and shear rigidities were derived to allow the prediction based on the layered structure of pultruded shapes. The values computed from the analytical expressions were examined with the experimental results.

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  • Accession Number: 00964619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM