Structural Design of Polymer Composites

Structural Design of Polymer Composites
  • Author : J.L. Clarke
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2003-09-02
  • ISBN : 9780203475133

Structural Design of Polymer Composites Book Review:

Independent, practical guidance on the structural design of polymer composites is provided for the first time in this book. Structural designers familiar with design of conventional structural materials such as steel and concrete will be able to use it to design a broad range of polymeric composites for structural applications, using glass fibre reinforced plastic materials, components, connections and assemblies.

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems
  • Author : Alphose Zingoni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 4438
  • Relase : 2022-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781000824360

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems Book Review:

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems comprises 330 papers that were presented at the Eighth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2022, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2022). The topics featured may be clustered into six broad categories that span the themes of mechanics, modelling and engineering design: (i) mechanics of materials (elasticity, plasticity, porous media, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, viscosity, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) mechanics of structures (dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) numerical modelling and experimental testing (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber); (v) innovative concepts, sustainable engineering and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, glass structures, bio-inspired structures, shells, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, etc); (vi) the engineering process and life-cycle considerations (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning). Two versions of the papers are available: full papers of length 6 pages are included in the e-book, while short papers of length 2 pages, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in the printed book. This work will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers, as well as planners and architects.

Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications

Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications
  • Author : G.J. Turvey
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Pages : 928
  • Relase : 2013-09-30
  • ISBN : 9780128088432

Advanced fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications Book Review:

An overview is presented of four groups of static load tests to determine the mechanical properties of pultruded GFRP materials and structures. The first group includes standard and non-standard tests on material samples. The second group encompasses bending, buckling and collapse load tests on structural elements. The third and fourth groups include tests on bolted joints and sub-structures/full-scale structures, respectively. Throughout the overview, the difficulties of simulating practical support and loading conditions and monitoring deformations are emphasised. Future developments are mentioned briefly in the final section. It is noted that dynamic load testing and monitoring of static/dynamic deformations by means of full-field and other novel techniques are likely to receive much greater attention.

FRP Composites in Civil Engineering

FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
  • Author : Jin-Guang Teng
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 998
  • Relase : 2001-11-15
  • ISBN : 0080439454

FRP Composites in Civil Engineering Book Review:

This Proceedings contains the papers presented at the International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, held in Hong Kong, China, on 12-15 December 2001. The papers, contributed from 24 countries, cover a wide spectrum of topics and demonstrate the recent advances in the application of FRP (Fibre-reinforced polymer) composites in civil engineering, while pointing to future directions of research in this exciting area.

Composites for Building Assembly

Composites for Building Assembly
  • Author : Yu Bai (Senior Lecturer (Structures Group))
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 387
  • Relase : 2022
  • ISBN : 9789811942785

Composites for Building Assembly Book Review:

This book presents buildings developed using modular assembly approaches based on lightweight and corrosion-resistant fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Construction methods and the choice of building materials offer great opportunities for more productive and environmentally friendly solutions. This book includes valuable experimental data on large-scale structural components (beams, slabs, amd columns), connections (shear connections, wall stud connections, beam-column connections, column-column connections) and structures (composite floor system, structural sandwich assemblies, and full-scale structural demonstrations), supported with detailed numerical modelling and analytical methods. Largely drawing on the editors research over the past ten years with inputs from a number of Ph.D. students, this timely book presents the latest developments in the field. It includes well-designed figures and photographs, analytical formulations supported by data and text, as well as descriptions to i) introduce a series of innovative structural components and connections and their assemblies and ii) illustrate their performance compared to existing solutions and criteria. This book is intended for researchers, graduate students and engineers in fields of the construction and composites industries. .

Bridge Management, Second Edition

Bridge Management, Second Edition
  • Author : M Ryall
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2009-11-27
  • ISBN : 9780080942391

Bridge Management, Second Edition Book Review:

As the emphasis in construction moves from building new bridges to maintenance and rehabilitation of existing stock, bridge management is becoming an increasingly important subject. This is the definitive, single volume reference for professionals and postgraduates, covering the whole gamut of bridge management topics. Highly illustrated and in ful

Handbook of Materials Selection

Handbook of Materials Selection
  • Author : Myer Kutz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1524
  • Relase : 2002-07-22
  • ISBN : 0471359246

Handbook of Materials Selection Book Review:

An innovative resource for materials properties, their evaluation, and industrial applications The Handbook of Materials Selection provides information and insight that can be employed in any discipline or industry to exploit the full range of materials in use today-metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. This comprehensive organization of the materials selection process includes analytical approaches to materials selection and extensive information about materials available in the marketplace, sources of properties data, procurement and data management, properties testing procedures and equipment, analysis of failure modes, manufacturing processes and assembly techniques, and applications. Throughout the handbook, an international roster of contributors with a broad range of experience conveys practical knowledge about materials and illustrates in detail how they are used in a wide variety of industries. With more than 100 photographs of equipment and applications, as well as hundreds of graphs, charts, and tables, the Handbook of Materials Selection is a valuable reference for practicing engineers and designers, procurement and data managers, as well as teachers and students.

Composites for Construction

Composites for Construction
  • Author : Lawrence C. Bank
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 572
  • Relase : 2006-07-21
  • ISBN : 9780471681267

Composites for Construction Book Review:

The first textbook on the design of FRP for structural engineering applications Composites for Construction is a one-of-a-kind guide to understanding fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) and designing and retrofitting structures with FRP. Written and organized like traditional textbooks on steel, concrete, and wood design, it demystifies FRP composites and demonstrates how both new and retrofit construction projects can especially benefit from these materials, such as offshore and waterfront structures, bridges, parking garages, cooling towers, and industrial buildings. The code-based design guidelines featured in this book allow for demonstrated applications to immediately be implemented in the real world. Covered codes and design guidelines include ACI 440, ASCE Structural Plastics Design Manual, EUROCOMP Design Code, AASHTO Specifications, and manufacturer-published design guides. Procedures are provided to the structural designer on how to use this combination of code-like documents to design with FRP profiles. In four convenient sections, Composites for Construction covers: * An introduction to FRP applications, products and properties, and to the methods of obtaining the characteristic properties of FRP materials for use in structural design * The design of concrete structural members reinforced with FRP reinforcing bars * Design of FRP strengthening systems such as strips, sheets, and fabrics for upgrading the strength and ductility of reinforced concrete structural members * The design of trusses and frames made entirely of FRP structural profiles produced by the pultrusion process

Reinforced Concrete Design with FRP Composites

Reinforced Concrete Design with FRP Composites
  • Author : Hota V.S. GangaRao,Narendra Taly,P. V. Vijay
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2006-11-20
  • ISBN : 9781420020199

Reinforced Concrete Design with FRP Composites Book Review:

Although the use of composites has increased in many industrial, commercial, medical, and defense applications, there is a lack of technical literature that examines composites in conjunction with concrete construction. Fulfilling the need for a comprehensive, explicit guide, Reinforced Concrete Design with FRP Composites presents specific informat

FRP Composite Structures

FRP Composite Structures
  • Author : Hota V.S. GangaRao,Woraphot Prachasaree
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 534
  • Relase : 2021-10-28
  • ISBN : 9781000461183

FRP Composite Structures Book Review:

The use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in infrastructure systems has grown considerably in recent years because of the durability of composite materials. New constituent materials, manufacturing techniques, design approaches, and construction methods are being developed and introduced in practice by the FRP composites community to cost-effectively build FRP structural systems. FRP Composite Structures: Theory, Fundamentals, and Design brings clarity to the analysis and design of these FRP composite structural systems to advance the field implementation of structural systems with enhanced durability and reduced maintenance costs. It develops simplified mathematical models representing the behavior of beams and plates under static loads, after introducing generalized Hooke’s Law for materials with anisotropic, orthotropic, transversely isotropic, and isotropic properties. Subsequently, the simplified models coupled with design methods including FRP composite material degradation factors are introduced by solving a wide range of practical design problems. This book: Explores practical and novel infrastructure designs and implementations Uses contemporary codes recently approved Includes FRP case studies from around the world Ensures readers fully understand the basic mechanics of composite materials before involving large-scale number crunching Details several advanced topics including aging of FRPs, typical failures of structures including joints, and design simplifications without loss of accuracy and emphasis on failure modes Features end of chapter problems and solved examples throughout. This textbook is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students and industry professionals focused on the analysis and design of FRP composite structural members. It features PowerPoint lecture slides and a solutions manual for adopting professors.

Sustainability of Construction Materials

Sustainability of Construction Materials
  • Author : Jamal Khatib
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 742
  • Relase : 2016-08-12
  • ISBN : 9780081003916

Sustainability of Construction Materials Book Review:

Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these materials, mainly in relation to the constituent materials, processing, recycling, and lifecycle environmental impacts. The contents of each chapter reflect the individual aspects of the material that affect sustainability, such as the preservation and repair of timber, the use of cement replacements in concrete, the prevention and control of metal corrosion and the crucial role of adhesives in wood products. Provides helpful guidance on lifecycle assessment, durability, recycling, and the engineering properties of construction materials Fully updated to take on new developments, with an additional nineteen chapters added to include natural stone, polymers and plastics, and plaster products Provides essential reading for individuals at all levels who are involved in the construction and selection, assessment and use, and maintenance of materials

The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering

The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
  • Author : Manoochehr Zoghi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 708
  • Relase : 2013-09-26
  • ISBN : 9780849320132

The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering Book Review:

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have become an integral part of the construction industry because of their versatility, enhanced durability and resistance to fatigue and corrosion, high strength-to-weight ratio, accelerated construction, and lower maintenance and life-cycle costs. Advanced FRP composite materials are also emerging for a wide range of civil infrastructure applications. These include everything from bridge decks, bridge strengthening and repairs, and seismic retrofit to marine waterfront structures and sustainable, energy-efficient housing. The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering brings together a wealth of information on advances in materials, techniques, practices, nondestructive testing, and structural health monitoring of FRP composites, specifically for civil infrastructure. With a focus on professional applications, the handbook supplies design guidelines and standards of practice from around the world. It also includes helpful design formulas, tables, and charts to provide immediate answers to common questions. Organized into seven parts, the handbook covers: FRP fundamentals, including history, codes and standards, manufacturing, materials, mechanics, and life-cycle costs Bridge deck applications and the critical topic of connection design for FRP structural members External reinforcement for rehabilitation, including the strengthening of reinforced concrete, masonry, wood, and metallic structures FRP composites for the reinforcement of concrete structures, including material characteristics, design procedures, and quality assurance–quality control (QA/QC) issues Hybrid FRP composite systems, with an emphasis on design, construction, QA/QC, and repair Quality control, quality assurance, and evaluation using nondestructive testing, and in-service monitoring using structural health monitoring of FRP composites, including smart composites that can actively sense and respond to the environment and internal states FRP-related books, journals, conference proceedings, organizations, and research sources Comprehensive yet concise, this is an invaluable reference for practicing engineers and construction professionals, as well as researchers and students. It offers ready-to-use information on how FRP composites can be more effectively utilized in new construction, repair and reconstruction, and architectural engineering.

Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures

Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures
  • Author : Vistasp M. Karbhari,L S Lee
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2010-12-20
  • ISBN : 9780857090928

Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures Book Review:

Service life estimation is an area of growing importance in civil engineering both for determining the remaining service life of civil engineering structures and for designing new structural systems with well-defined periods of functionality. Service life estimation and extension of civil engineering structures provides valuable information on the development and use of newer and more durable materials and methods of construction, as well as the development and use of new techniques of estimating service life. Part one discusses using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to extend the service-life of civil engineering structures. It considers the key issues in the use of FRP composites, examines the possibility of extending the service life of structurally deficient and deteriorating concrete structures and investigates the uncertainties of using FRP composites in the rehabilitation of civil engineering structures. Part two discusses estimating the service life of civil engineering structures including modelling service life and maintenance strategies and probabilistic methods for service life estimation. It goes on to investigate non-destructive evaluation and testing (NDE/NDT) as well as databases and knowledge-based systems for service life estimation of rehabilitated civil structures and pipelines. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors Service life estimation and extension of civil engineering structures is an invaluable resource to academics, civil engineers, construction companies, infrastructure providers and all those with an interest in improving the service life, safety and reliability of civil engineering structures. A single source of information on the service life of reinforced concrete and fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rehabilitated structures Examines degradation mechanisms in composites for rehabilitation considering uncertainties in FRP reliability Provides an overview of probabilistic methods for rehabilitation and service life estimation of corroded structures

SPI/CI 52nd Annual Conference and Exposition 1997

SPI/CI 52nd Annual Conference and Exposition 1997
  • Author : Technomic,Spi,Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 840
  • Relase : 2022-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781000125252

SPI/CI 52nd Annual Conference and Exposition 1997 Book Review:

This book is a collection of the marketing/technical/regulatory sessions of the Composites Institute's International Composites EXPO '97 held at Nashville, Tennessee on January 27-29, 1997.

Emerging Materials for Civil Infrastructure

Emerging Materials for Civil Infrastructure
  • Author : Roberto A. Lopez-Anido,Tarun R. Naik
  • Publisher : ASCE Publications
  • Pages : 236
  • Relase : 2000-01-01
  • ISBN : 0784474931

Emerging Materials for Civil Infrastructure Book Review:

Prepared by the Emerging Materials Committee of the Materials Division of ASCE. This report presents a review of the state of the art on emerging materials for use in civil engineering infrastructure. Emerging materials include novel and new materials, as well as traditional materials with profound potential in new applications. A material or class of materials is considered "emerging" if its use has not yet progressed to a stage wherein well-established guidelines, codes, and specifications exist for its use. This report is conveniently divided into chapters that address specific classes of materials andØhighlight the most recent developments in materials technologies relevant to civil infrastructure.Ø Topics include: smart materials for civil engineering applications; fiber reinforced composites in civil infrastructure; emerging geomaterials for ground improvement; aluminum materials and the infrastructure; polymer concrete made with recycled plastics; state of the practice in asphalt technology; emerging uses for masonry materials; and emerging uses for window glass. The practicing engineer, student, or general reader will find this to be an easy-to-use reference for construction material systems that are being developed for use in civil engineering.

Advanced Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Structural Applications

Advanced Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Structural Applications
  • Author : Jiping Bai
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 844
  • Relase : 2022-12-05
  • ISBN : 9780128203477

Advanced Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Structural Applications Book Review:

Advanced Fibre-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Structural Applications, Second Edition provides updates on new research that has been carried out on the use of FRP composites for structural applications. These include the further development of advanced FRP composites materials that achieve lighter and stronger FRP composites, how to enhance FRP integrated behavior through matrix modification, along with information on pretension treatments and intelligence technology. The development of new technology such as automated manufacturing and processing of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have played a significant role in optimizing fabrication processing and matrix formation. In this new edition, all chapters have been brought fully up-to-date to take on the key aspects mentioned above. The book's chapters cover all areas relevant to advanced FRP composites, from the material itself, its manufacturing, properties, testing and applications in structural and civil engineering. Applications span from civil engineering, to buildings and the energy industry. Covers all areas relevant to advanced FRP composites, from the material itself, its manufacturing, properties, testing and applications in structural engineering Features new manufacturing techniques, such as automated fiber placement and 3D printing of composites Includes various applications, such as prestressed-FRP, FRP made of short fibers, continuous structural health monitoring using advanced optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG), durability of FRP-strengthened structures, and the application of carbon nano-tubes or platelets for enhancing durability of FRP-bonded structures

Adhesive Bonding

Adhesive Bonding
  • Author : Robert D. Adams
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 826
  • Relase : 2021-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780323851435

Adhesive Bonding Book Review:

Adhesive Bonding: Science, Technology and Applications, Second Edition guides the reader through the fundamentals, mechanical properties and applications of adhesive bonding. This thoroughly revised and expanded new edition reflects the many advances that have occurred in recent years. Sections cover the fundamentals of adhesive bonding, explaining how adhesives and sealants work, and how to assess and treat surfaces, how adhesives perform under stress and the factors affecting fatigue and failure, stress analysis, environmental durability, non-destructive testing, impact behavior, fracture mechanics, fatigue, vibration damping, and applications in construction, automotive, marine, footwear, electrical engineering, aerospace, repair, electronics, biomedicine, and bonding of composites. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this book is an essential resource for industrial engineers, R&D, and scientists working with adhesives and their industrial applications, as well as researchers and advanced students in adhesion, joining, polymer science, materials science and mechanical engineering. Offers detailed, methodical coverage of the fundamentals, mechanical properties and industrial applications of adhesive bonding Enables the successful preparation of adhesives for a broad range of important load-bearing applications in areas such as automotive and aerospace, construction, electronics and biomedicine Covers the latest advances in adhesive bonding, including improved repair techniques for metallic and composite structures, cohesive zone modeling, and disassembly and recycling

Advances in Structural Adhesive Bonding

Advances in Structural Adhesive Bonding
  • Author : DA Dillard
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2010-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781845698058

Advances in Structural Adhesive Bonding Book Review:

Adhesive bonding is often effective, efficient, and often necessary way to join mechanical structures. This important book reviews the most recent improvements in adhesive bonding and their wide-ranging potential in structural engineering. Part one reviews advances in the most commonly used groups of structural adhesives with chapters covering topics such as epoxy, polyurethane, silicone, cyanoacrylate, and acrylic adhesives. The second set of chapters covers the various types of adherends and pre-treatment methods for a range of structural materials such as metals, composites and plastics. Chapters in Part three analyse methods and techniques with topics on joint design, life prediction, fracture mechanics and testing. The final group of chapters gives useful and practical insights into the problems and solutions of adhesive bonding in a variety of hostile environments such as chemical, wet and extreme temperatures. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Advances in structural adhesive bonding is a standard reference for structural and chemical engineers in industry and the academic sector. Reviews advances in the most commonly used groups of structural adhesives including epoxy, silicone and acrylic adhesives Examines key issues in adhesive selection featuring substrate compatibility and manufacturing demands Documents advances in bonding metals, plastics and composites recognising problems and limitations

Composite Materials in Concrete Construction

Composite Materials in Concrete Construction
  • Author : Ravindra K. Dhir,Kevin A. Paine,Moray D. Newlands
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 410
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0727731742

Composite Materials in Concrete Construction Book Review:

Concrete is a global material that underwrites commercial wellbeing and social development. There is no substitute that can be used on the same engineering scale and its sustainability, expolitation and further development are imperatives to creating and maintaing a healthy economy and environment worldwide. The pressure for change and improvement of performance is relentless and necessary. Concrete must keep evolving to satisfy the increasing demands of all its users.

Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering

Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering
  • Author : Lieping Ye,Peng Feng,Qingrui Yue
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 1100
  • Relase : 2012-02-01
  • ISBN : 9783642174872

Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering Book Review:

"Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering" contains the papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering in 2010, which is an official conference of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). The book includes 7 keynote papers which are presented by top professors and engineers in the world and 203 papers covering a wide spectrum of topics. These important papers not only demonstrate the recent advances in the application of FRP composites in civil engineering, but also point to future research endeavors in this exciting area. Researchers and professionals in the field of civil engineering will find this book is exceedingly valuable. Prof. Lieping Ye and Dr. Peng Feng both work at the Department of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. Qingrui Yue is a Professor at China Metallurgical Group Corporation.