Pultruded materials and structures: A review

Alexander Vedernikov, Alexander Safonov, Fausto Tucci, Pierpaolo Carlone, Iskander Akhatov

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    Abstract

    Currently, the application of pultruded profiles is increasing owing to their advantages, such as light weight, high strength, improved durability, corrosion resistance, ease of transportation, speed of assembly, and nonmagnetic/nonconductive characteristics. This review analyzes the main application fields of elements produced by pultrusion manufacturing processes: bridges and bridge decks, cooling towers, building elements and complete building systems, marine construction, transportation, and energy systems. Analysis of the scientific literature in relation to the mechanical behavior of pultruded elements is presented as well. Finally, this review outlines the future study possibilities, giving the researchers and practitioners the directions for deeper investigation of specific features and exploration of new ones concerning the mentioned aspects of pultruded fiber-reinforced polymer composites.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4081-4117
    Number of pages37
    JournalJournal of Composite Materials
    Volume54
    Issue number26
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

    Keywords

    • composite materials
    • fiber-reinforced materials
    • mechanical properties
    • Pultrusion

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