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Title Developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering / [edited by] Nasim Uddin
Published Cambridge, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Woodhead Pub., 2013


Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series Woodhead Publishing series in civil and structural engineering
Woodhead Publishing series in civil and structural engineering.
Contents Cover; Developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering; Introduction; Part I General developments; 1 Types of fiber and fiber arrangement in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Fibers; 1.3 Fabrics; 1.4 Composites; 1.5 Future trends; 1.6 Sources of further information and advice; 1.7 References; 2 Biofiber reinforced polymer composites for structural applications; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Reinforcing fibers
2.3 Drawbacks of biofibers2.4 Modifi cation of natural fibers; 2.5 Matrices for biocomposites; 2.6 Processing of biofiber-reinforced plastic composites; 2.7 Performance of biocomposites; 2.8 Future trends; 2.9 Conclusion; 2.10 References; 3 Advanced processing techniques for composite materials for structural applications; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Manual layup; 3.3 Plate bonding; 3.4 Preforming; 3.5 Vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM); 3.6 Pultruded composites; 3.7 Automated fiber placement; 3.8 Future trends; 3.9 Sources of further information; 3.10 References
4 Vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) for external strengthening of structures4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The limitations of hand layup techniques; 4.3 Comparing hand layup and vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM); 4.4 Analyzing load, strain, defl ections, and failure modes; 4.5 Flexural fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) wrapped beams; 4.6 Shear and flexural fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) wrapped beams; 4.7 Comparing hand layup and vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM): results and discussion; 4.8 Case study: I-565 Highway bridge girder; 4.9 Conclusion and future trends
4.10 Acknowledgment4.11 References; 5 Failure modes in structural applications of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and their prevention; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Failures in structural engineering applications of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; 5.3 Strategies for failure prevention; 5.4 Non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) for inspection and monitoring; 5.5 Future trends; 5.6 Conclusion; 5.7 Acknowledgment; 5.8 Sources of further information; 5.9 References
6 Assessing the durability of the interface between fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and concrete in the rehabilitation6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Interface stress analysis of the fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)-to-concrete interface; 6.3 Fracture analysis of the fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)-to-concrete interface; 6.4 Durability of the fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)-concrete interface; 6.5 References and further reading; Part II Particular types and applications; 7 Advanced fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering applications; 7.1 Introduction
Summary Annotation Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials have increasingly been used in civil engineering applications in the past three decades. They are ideal for structural applications where high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are required. Their widespread use, however, has still not been realized of of a number of fundamental issues including: high material costs, a relatively short history of applications, and gaps in the development of established standards. While a good number of technical publications exist, there are relatively few sources providing engineers with the information required to design structures using FRPs. In an effort to fill this apparent gap, the editors have asked for contributions from experts in the field to cover some significant aspects of this broad topic. These contributions have raised critical issues for existing theories and practices relating to civil engineering structural applications. They also show how innovative composites materials can help meet these challenges. Part one discusses general technical issues with chapters on recent development in fiber and fiber arrangements, biofibers, processing techniques, external strengthening of structures, failure modes, and durability assessment. Part two reviews particular types of fiber-reinforced polymers and covers their use in a wide range of civil engineering and structural applications, including their use in disaster-resistant buildings, strengthening steel structures and bridge superstructures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Reinforced plastics.
Fibrous composites.
Fiber-reinforced concrete.
Reinforced concrete construction.
reinforced plastic.
fibrous composite.
Fiber-reinforced concrete
Fibrous composites
Reinforced concrete construction
Reinforced plastics
Form Electronic book
Author Uddin, Nasim.
ISBN 9780857098955