Since the invention of pultrusion in the 1950s and the ongoing advancements in pultrusion technology ever since, pultruded composite structural materials have offered engineers numerous new design options vs. traditional materials. In this introductory session, you will learn the basics for designing with pultruded composites, as well as the key differentiators between pultruded composites and traditional structural materials. Stephen Browning, PE, and Greg Bond, PE, will discuss the pultrusion process and how it determines material properties, and then provide a brief overview of the Strongwell Design Manual.
Stephen Browning is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He began his career as an engineer-in-training in the engineered wood industry with Trus Joist MacMillan and then proceeded to practice in the steel building industry and consulting engineering industry before starting his own consulting engineering business. He has been with Strongwell for 7 years, performing structural analysis and design of pultruded composite structures.
Greg Bond has worked as a Structural Engineer with Strongwell for the past 13 years. A graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Greg obtained his Professional Engineering license in 1999 and maintains licensure in MN, IA, and NE. Greg is the current Vice Chair of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) Pultrusion Industry Council and is active in several professional organizations and committees.