Pultruded Fibre-reinforced Polymer Circular Tubular Members, Connections and Structures

Thumitha Higgoda

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Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) profiles produced under the pultrusion process are ideal for light weight structures in marine environments due to their superior corrosion resistance and high strength-to-weight ratio. Compared to other pultruded FRP cross-sections, circular pultruded FRP cross-sections have a more uniform fibre-resin concentration and are advantageous in terms of lower drag coefficient and exposed surface area. However, the widespread use of pultruded FRP profiles is inhibited by the lack of design codes and limited research on their member and connection behaviour. The thesis examines the member, connection and frame behaviour of pultruded circular tubular profiles
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Elchalakani, Mohamed, Supervisor
  • Wittek, Adam, Supervisor
  • Kimiaei, Mehrdad, Supervisor
Award date23 Oct 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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