Change List for this Rule


General Order 95


Section IV


Strength Requirements for All Classes of Lines

48.4 Fiber-Reinforced Polymer

The required strength of overhead line structures and subcomponents made with fiber-reinforced polymer shall be derived in conjunction with the safety factors in Rule 44 and other permitted stresses specified in the applicable standard. This requirement applies to tension and bending, compression and bending, and shear.

The compressive strength of the material shall be determined by suitable formula for the material or structure, considering the strength of the material, modulus of elasticity, geometry, slenderness ratio and eccentricity of connection.

Note: The strength may be determined per Section 2.6.2 of ASCE 111-2006.
Note: Added February 5, 2014 by Decision No. 14-02-015