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Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair

Advanced composite materials for bridge structures are recognized as a promising alternative to conventional construction materials such as steel.

After an introductory overview and an assessment of the characteristics of bonds between composites and quasi-brittle structures, Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair reviews the use of advanced composites in the design and construction of bridges, including damage identification and the use of large rupture strain fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. The second part of the book presents key applications of FRP composites in bridge construction and repair, including the use of all-composite superstructures for accelerated bridge construction, engineered cementitious composites for bridge decks, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composites for cable-stayed bridges and for repair of deteriorated bridge substructures, and finally the use of FRP composites in the sustainable replacement of ageing bridge superstructures.

Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair is a technical guide for engineering professionals requiring an understanding of the use of composite materials in bridge construction.

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Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair is a technical guide for engineering professionals requiring an understanding of the use of composites materials in bridge construction.

Hardbound, 356 Pages

Published: May 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-694-4

Contents

  • Preface

    Part I General issues

    1 Using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in bridge construction and monitoring their performance: an overview
    B. Wan, Marquette University, USA

    2 Pre-stressed fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for concrete structures in flexure: fundamentals to applications
    Y. J. Kim, University of Colorado Denver, USA, M. F. Green, Queen’s University, Canada and R. Gordon Wight, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada

    3 Analysing bond characteristics between composites and quasi-brittle substrates in the repair of bridges and other concrete structures
    C. Carloni, University of Hartford, USA

    4 Identifying damage in honeycomb fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite sandwich bridge decks
    P. Qiao and W. Fan, Washington State University, USA

    5 Large rupture strain (LRS) fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete (RC) piers
    J. -G. Dai and Y.-L. Bai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

    Part II Applications

    6 All-composite superstructures for accelerated bridge construction
    H. S. Ji, Daewon University College, Republic of Korea and W. Song and Z. J. Ma, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA

    7 Engineered cement composites for bridge decks
    M. Li, University of Houston, USA

    8 The use of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites for cable-stayed bridges
    W. Xiong, Southeast University, China, C. S. Cai, Louisiana State University, USA and  R. C. Xiao, Tongji University, China

    9 Repair of deteriorated bridge substructures using carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites
    M. E. Williams, Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc, USA

    10 Repair of ageing bridge superstructures using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites
    Y. Kitane, Nagoya University, Japan and A. J. Aref, University at Buffalo ̶ The State University of New York, USA

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