September 7-12, 2003
This paper describes the development of a space truss structure using Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) pipe that decreases life cycle cost and enhances construction efficiency. Material tests, structural experiments and FEM analysis verify the practicality of this structural system.
Hiroya Hagio, Yoshikazu Utsumi, Kohzo Kimura, Koichiro Takahashi, Go Itohiya, and Hitoshi Tazawa, "Development of Space Truss Structure Using Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics" in "Advanced Materials for Construction of Bridges, Buildings, and Other Structures III", Vasant Mistry, P.E., Office of Bridge Technology, Federal Highway Administration, USA; Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, Ph.D., P.E., Civil Engineering Department, University of Nebraska, USA; John M. Hooks, P.E., Office of Infrastructure Research & Development, Federal Highway Administration, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, Volume P05 (2003). http://dc.engconfintl.org/advanced_materials/11