Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering

Edited by

  • Nasim Uddin, University of Alabama, USA

The use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials has had a dramatic impact on civil engineering techniques over the past three decades. FRPs are an ideal material for structural applications where high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are required. Developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering outlines the latest developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and their applications in civil engineering.

Part one outlines the general developments of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) use, reviewing recent advancements in the design and processing techniques of composite materials. Part two outlines 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.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Developments in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering is an essential text for researchers and engineers in the field of civil engineering and industries such as bridge and building construction.
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Civil, structural, mechanical engineers; Architects; Building contractors; Material scientists


Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-85709-234-2

Table of Contents

Part 1 General developments: Types of fiber and fiber arrangement in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; Biofiber reinforced polymer composites for structural applications; Advanced processing techniques for composite materials for structural applications; Vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) for external strengthening of structures; Failure modes in structural applications of FRP composites and their prevention; Assessing the durability of the interface between FRP composites and concrete in the rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures. Part 2 Particular types and applications: Advanced FRP composites for civil engineering applications; Hybrid FRP composites for structural applications; Design of hybrid FRP/autoclave aerated concrete (AAC) panels for structural applications; Impact behavior of hybrid FRP/autoclave aerated concrete (AAC) panels for structural applications; Innovative FRP composites for disaster-resistant buildings; Thermoplastic composite structural insulated panels (CSIPs) for modular panelized construction; Thermoplastic composites for bridge structures; FRP composites for bridge superstructures; FRP composites for strengthening steel structures; FRP composites in environmental engineering applications; Design of all-composite structures using FRP composites.