Fiberglass Structural Design Manual
In association with Creative Pultrusions, Inc., AIMS has published the most comprehensive Fiberglass Structural Design Manual in the industry. Example Calculations are also available. The manual addresses all facets of a structural design process including:
- Bending (flexural)
- Compression (axial)
- Combining Stresses
- Designing Connections
Our Design Manual provides the formulas necessary to check for both local and global buckling—the two design checks that must be performed to ensure a fiberglass member is adequate for its function.
Our formulas for local and global buckling checks incorporate factors to account for the effects of temperature on the allowable stresses as well as on the modulus of elasticity. The Design Manual addresses the design of the following:
- Wide Flange Beams & I-Beams
- Round Tubes
- Rectangular & Square Tubes
- Solid Sections
This Design Manual is to the fiberglass structural world as the AISC Manual of Steel Construction is to the steel design world. It is complete, thorough, and mandatory for a successful fiberglass structural system.
Structural Fiberglass Design Manual