1st Edition

Design of Fibre-Polymer Composite Structures Commentary to European Technical Specification CEN/TS 19101: 2022

    696 Pages 143 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The European Technical Specification CEN/TS 19101:2022, ‘Design of Fibre-Polymer Composite Structures’, constitutes a milestone for the use of fibre-polymer composites in civil engineering works. This book comprises around 400 background reports covering the most relevant paragraphs of the Technical Specification. It provides supplementary information to the Technical Specification, justifies the options that were followed, and introduces references that were considered. Among other aspects, this makes it possible to assess the basis of design, the values adopted for partial factors, conversion factors and creep coefficients, provisions for structural analysis, resistance models for structural members, connections and joints, and provisions for durability and detailing. The book also identifies research needs in this field to increase knowledge of the behaviour of fibre-polymer composite structures and for possible future development of the Technical Specification towards a Eurocode standard.

    The only guide to practical fibre-polymer structural design in accordance with the principles and terminology of the structural Eurocodes, this book is ideal for professional engineers working in structural design, as well as a source of consensus information for graduate students and researchers in the area.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

    1. Scope.

    2. Normative References.

    3. Terms, Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations.

    4. Basis of Design.

    5. Materials.

    6. Durability.

    7. Structural Analysis.

    8. Ultimate Limit States.

    9. Serviceability Limit States.

    10. Fatigue.

    11. Detailing.

    12. Connections and Joints.

    Annex A. Creep Coefficients.

    Annex B. Indicative Values of Material Properties for Preliminary Design.

    Annex C. Buckling of Orthotropic Laminates and Profiles.

    Annex D. Structural Fire Design.

    Annex E. Bridge Details.

    List of Corrections and Improvements.


    João R. Correia is Full Professor of Civil Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, the IABSE Prize of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering and the Distinguished Young Researcher Award of the International Institute for FRP in Construction.

    Thomas Keller is Full Professor of Structural Engineering and the head of the Composite Construction Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Jan Knippers is Director of the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) and a director of the Cluster of Excellence "Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture" at the University of Stuttgart, and founder of Helbig Advanced Engineering Stuttgart.

    J. Toby Mottram is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Engineering at The University of Warwick, UK.

    Carlo Paulotto is a manager in the Offshore Wind department of Ferrovial Construction, Madrid.

    José Sena-Cruz is an Associate Professor at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he is also Assistant Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), and Director of the European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Advanced Structural Analysis and Design using Composite Materials.

    Luigi Ascione is contract professor of Structural Mechanics at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Salerno, Italy and former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Discipline Stream Leader for Civil Engineering and Vice-Rector for Buildings.