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The International Handbook of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering

Edited by: Manoochehr Zoghi

Print publication date:  September  2013
Online publication date:  September  2013

Print ISBN: 9780849320132
eBook ISBN: 9781420003741
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b15806
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Book description

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.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Manufacturing Processes and QA/QC Download PDF
Chapter  3:  FRP Composite Constituent Materials Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Mechanics of Composite Materials Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Overview of Electroactive Polymers Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Life Cycle Costs of Composite Materials Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Materials and Manufacturing Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Analysis of FRP Structural Members Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Deck Panels and Girders for Bridge Applications Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Connection Design for FRP Structural Members Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Examples and Case Studies Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Composite Materials Used in Rehabilitation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Flexural and Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Rehabilitation with NSM FRP Reinforcement Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Confinement of Reinforced Concrete Columns Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Strengthening of Masonry and Metallic Structures Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Externally Bonded FRP Composite and Viscoelastic Materials for Mitigating Vibrations of Floor Systems Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Durability Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Material Characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Design Procedures Download PDF
Chapter  23:  FRP Prestressed Concrete Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Concrete Columns Reinforced Internally with Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Codes and Standards Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Specific Durability Issues Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Maintenance, and Repair Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Material Characteristics and Fabrication Methods Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Construction Considerations of Hybrid Members Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Axial Hybrid Members Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Flexural and Axial/Flexural Hybrid Members Download PDF
Chapter  33:  QA/QC, Maintenance, and Repair of Hybrid Structures Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Examples and Case Studies Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Structural Health Monitoring Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Composite Materials Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Composite Materials Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Composite Materials Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Load Testing of Bridge FRP Applications Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Smart Composites Download PDF
AppendixA Download PDF
AppendixE Download PDF
AppendixC Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
AppendixD Download PDF
AppendixB Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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