Local buckling behavior of FRP thin-walled beams: A mechanical model

Luigi Ascione, Valentino Paolo Berardi, Antonella Giordano, Saverio Spadea

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A mechanical model able to predict the local buckling of pultruded FRP thin-walled beams and columns, taking into account the shear deformability of composite materials, is presented in this paper. The model is based on the individual analysis of the buckling of the components of the FRP profile, assumed as elastically restrained transversely isotropic plates. The analysis is developed within the hypotheses of small strains and moderate rotations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalComposite Structures
Early online date23 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • Finite element analysis
  • FRP
  • Local buckling
  • Thin-walled beams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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