Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures
- Vistasp M. Karbhari, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
- L S Lee, University of the Pacific, USA
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.
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
- Published: December 2010
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-398-5
Readers seeking an introduction to refurbishment using fibre reinforced polymers and the underlying principles of service life estimation will not be disappointed with this text., Materials World