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Rehabilitation of Metallic Civil Infrastructure Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites

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Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are becoming increasingly popular as a material for rehabilitating aging and damaged structures. Rehabilitation of Metallic Civil Infrastructure Using Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites explores the use of fiber-reinforced composites for enhancing the stability and extending the life of metallic infrastructure such as bridges.

Part I provides an overview of materials and repair, encompassing topics of joining steel to FRP composites, finite element modeling, and durability issues. Part II discusses the use of FRP composites to repair steel components, focusing on thin-walled (hollow) steel sections, steel tension members, and cracked aluminum components. Building on Part II, the third part of the book reviews the fatigue life of strengthened components. Finally, Part IV covers the use of FRP composites to rehabilitate different types of metallic infrastructure, with chapters on bridges, historical metallic structures and other types of metallic infrastructure.

Rehabilitation of Metallic Civil Infrastructure Using Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites represents a standard reference for engineers and designers in infrastructure and fiber-reinforced polymer areas and manufacturers in the infrastructure industry, as well as academics and researchers in the field.

Audience

Rehabilitation of metallic infrastructure using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites is a standard reference for engineers and designers in infrastructure and fiber-reinforced polymer areas and manufacturers in the infrastructure industry, as well as academics and researchers in the field.

Hardbound, 456 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-653-1

Contents

  • Part 1 Introduction and overview: Using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to rehabilitate metallic civil infrastructure: A materials and systems overview at the bond level; Repair of metallic airframe components using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; Finite element modelling of adhesive bonds joining fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to steel; Durability of steel components strengthened with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Part 2 Application to components: Enhancing the stability of structural steel components using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; Strengthening of thin-walled (hollow) steel sections using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; Rehabilitation of steel tension members using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; Rehabilitation of cracked aluminum components using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Part 3 Fatigue performance: Fatigue life of adhesive bonds joining carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites to steel components; Fatigue life of steel components strengthened with fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; Extending the fatigue life of steel bridges using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Part 4 Application to infrastructure systems: Using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to rehabilitate differing types of metallic infrastructure; Assessment and rehabilitation of steel railway bridges using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; Strengthening of historic metallic structures using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites.

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