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Finite Element Analysis of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Composite Electric Poles

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dc.contributor.advisor Urgessa, Girum
dc.contributor.author Mohamadi, Sara
dc.creator Mohamadi, Sara
dc.date 2016-07-12
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-03T17:38:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-03T17:38:59Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G88686
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10777
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents finite element analyses of tapered FRP poles in ABAQUS and associated parametric studies in order to evaluate the effect of various properties on the overall static and dynamic response of the poles. These properties included geometric characteristics, fiber orientation, taper ratio, number of layers, lamina thickness and location of the transverse load. Three different general-purpose finite elements based on thick shell theory were investigated to determine their suitability for modeling FRP poles. Trends observed from the parametric studies on the static and dynamic analysis of the FRP poles were enumerated. A shock spectra analysis was presented for idealized impulsive loadings that may occur due to wind gusts or loss of cable tension supported by the FRP poles. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject fiber-reinforced polymers en_US
dc.subject FRP electric poles en_US
dc.subject shock spectrum en_US
dc.subject finite element analysis en_US
dc.subject shell elements en_US
dc.title Finite Element Analysis of Fiber-reinforced Polymer Composite Electric Poles en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Civil and Infrastructure Engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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