his paper presents two simple analytical expressions to predict the strength and stiffness of an adhesive beam- to-column connection between glass pultruded profiles (GFRP) subjected to shear and bending loads (vertical load applied at the free end of the beam). The joint configuration is characterized by a tubular column made of a commercially available hollow profile with a square cross section (90 mm ×90 mm ×8 mm) and two U-profiles (150 mm ×45 mm ×8 mm) arranged in the form of a built-up beam. The mechanical behaviour of this type of connection is governed by shear and bending stresses acting on the beam, with the latter becoming torsional stresses inside the adhesive layers and responsible for the failure of the connection. Regarding the strength prediction, a simple mechanical model based on the scheme of a single lap joint subjected to a traction force is presented. While, for the stiffness prediction, a simple formula for evaluating the adhesive layer deformability is proposed. With the latter, and by means of the Principle of the Virtual Power, the vertical displacement (corresponding to the vertical load applied) is evaluated and, consequently, the stiffness of the joint predicted. A comparison with the experimental results available in current literature has made it possible to verify the effectiveness of the proposed formulations which involve relatively few geometrical and mechanical parameters.

Mechanical models for predicting the strength and stiffness of a beam-to-column adhesively-bonded connection between pultruded profiles

Ascione Francesco
;
Luigi Granata
2022

Abstract

his paper presents two simple analytical expressions to predict the strength and stiffness of an adhesive beam- to-column connection between glass pultruded profiles (GFRP) subjected to shear and bending loads (vertical load applied at the free end of the beam). The joint configuration is characterized by a tubular column made of a commercially available hollow profile with a square cross section (90 mm ×90 mm ×8 mm) and two U-profiles (150 mm ×45 mm ×8 mm) arranged in the form of a built-up beam. The mechanical behaviour of this type of connection is governed by shear and bending stresses acting on the beam, with the latter becoming torsional stresses inside the adhesive layers and responsible for the failure of the connection. Regarding the strength prediction, a simple mechanical model based on the scheme of a single lap joint subjected to a traction force is presented. While, for the stiffness prediction, a simple formula for evaluating the adhesive layer deformability is proposed. With the latter, and by means of the Principle of the Virtual Power, the vertical displacement (corresponding to the vertical load applied) is evaluated and, consequently, the stiffness of the joint predicted. A comparison with the experimental results available in current literature has made it possible to verify the effectiveness of the proposed formulations which involve relatively few geometrical and mechanical parameters.
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