Nondestructive Evaluation of FRP Design Criteria With Primary Consideration to Fatigue Loading

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Guillermo Ramirez

University of Kansas, Department of Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Learned Hall, 1530 West 15th Street, Room 2006, Lawrence, KS 66045

Paul H. Ziehl

Tulane University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 206 Civil Engineering Building, New Orleans, LA 70118

Timothy J. Fowler

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Civil Engineering, Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, 10100 Burnet Road, Building No. 177, Austin, TX 78731

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(2), 216-228 (May 05, 2004) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1688371 History: Received October 09, 2002; Revised June 26, 2003; Online May 05, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Coupon specimen geometry and AE sensor locations
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Seal detail for internal pressure tests
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Schematic of loading sequence for coupon specimens
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90 deg specimen fabricated with 411–350 resin (multiple AE plots)
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90 deg specimen fabricated with 411–350 resin (AE correlation plots)
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90 deg specimen fabricated with 8084 resin (multiple AE plots)
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0 deg specimen fabricated with 411 resin (multiple AE plots)
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Summary of fiberglass test results
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AE data recorded for TP-18
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Selected AE duration data recorded for TP-21
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Load versus micro-strain, 411–350 oriented fiber specimens
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Recorded strains for static tests
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Determination of AE knee for TP-15
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Static pressure tests: pressure at leakage versus pressure at RAM knee
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Static pressure tests: strain at leakage versus strain at RAM knee
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Difference between RAM pressure and pressure at leakage
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Hoop strains comparison for fiberglass cyclic specimens
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Cyclic pressure tests: pressure above RAM versus cycles to failure
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Damage, design, and failure strain of coupon specimens




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