FRP Bonding Angles
FRP Bonding Angles consist of layers of multi-axial E-glass laminated with a high performance epoxy resin, with the fibre direction tailored for optimum load carrying capability.
The 900 Bonding Angles have been designed to provide a quick and effective means for making right angle joints between DuFLEX panels. These pre-cured angles can be bonded in place with an epoxy paste adhesive, and are ideal for inaccessible areas where wet fibreglass taping would be difficult.
- No wet lay-up
- Lighter and more consistent than wet lay-up
- Extremely high strength – to – weight ratio
- Faster to install than wet lay-up, especially overhead
- Improved stress transfer between laminates
- Fatigue resistant
- Can be kerfed and curved for bases of partitions
Bonding Angle Performance Data
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Test report CET 4149/3 –
Tensile tests to fibreglass connections – fins.
Sample Data: Specimen 1 – polyester bonded : Specimen 2 – epoxy bonded
Test Equipment –
Grade A Tinius Olsen Universal Testing Machine, loading rate = 5mm/min
|Test||SpecimenThickness||Nominal Area||Failure Load (kN)/||Apparent Shear|
|1||2||Resisting Shear (mm2)||Failure Mode||Strength (MPa)|
|1||21||21||48,400||77.6 part shear through polyester bond : part tearing||1.60|
|1||14||21||30,400||68.5kN shear through epoxy bond||2.25|
In both circumstances, failure of the joins was through the adhesive rather than the Bonding Angle.