If you happen to be attending the 2019 CTI Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA between February 10-13th, we hope you get a chance to meet Cyrco’s Senior Design Engineer, Mark Martich.
Mark will be presenting a paper on “Bolted Structural Connections in Fiberglass” during the 9:00 a.m. Technical Session on Monday, February 11th in Grand Ballroom C.
This paper compares several methods of connecting fiberglass pultruded plastic (FRP) structural members with bolts that are commonly used in the cooling tower industry. The study shows full-scale test results and compares the results with theoretically predicted values. The geometry of the structural members studied are
representative of the diagonal bracing typically found in cooling towers, but the results should not be limited to just those members, or only structures found in cooling towers for that matter.