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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Kevin Jacksonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-16T15:09:32Z
dc.date.available2005-09-16T15:09:32Z
dc.date.issued2005-07-18en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/7195
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the results of an experimental investigation into the behavior of a pultruded E-glass/polyester fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite under sustained loads at elevated temperatures in the range of those that might be seen in service. This investigation involved compression creep tests of material coupons performed at a constant stress level of 33% of ultimate strength and three temperatures levels; 23.3°C (74°F), 37.7°F (100°F), and 54.4°C (130°F). The results of these experiments were used in conjunction with the Findley power law and the Time- Temperature Superposition Principle (TTSP) to formulate a predictive curve for the longterm creep behavior of these pultruded sections. Further experiments were performed to investigate the effects of thermal cycles in order to better simulate service conditions.en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectCreepen_US
dc.subjectPultruded
dc.subjectE-glass
dc.subjectTemperature
dc.subject.lcshThermal analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshFiber reinforced plastics Creepen_US
dc.subject.lcshFiber reinforced plastics Mechanical propertiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMaterials Creepen_US
dc.titleCompression creep of a pultruded E-glass/polyester composite at elevated service temperaturesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Scott, David; Committee Member: Haj-Ali, Rami; Committee Member: Lindsey, Stanleyen_US


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