Description

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.

Key Features

  • Reviews key applications of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in bridge construction and repair
  • Summarizes key recent research in the suitability of advanced composite materials for bridge structures as an alternative to conventional construction materials

Readership

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.

Table of Contents

  • Contributor contact details
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Preface
  • Part I: General issues
    • 1. Using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in bridge construction and monitoring their performance: an overview
      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for bridge construction
      • 1.3 Monitoring problems in bridges using FRP composites
      • 1.4 Common nondestructive evaluation/testing (NDE/NDT) methods for bridges using FRP composites
      • 1.5 Case study: monitoring a bridge with an FRP composite stay-in-place (SIP) formwork and an FRP composite reinforced concrete deck
      • 1.6 Future trends
      • 1.7 Sources of further information and advice
      • 1.8 References
    • 2. Prestressed fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for concrete structures in flexure: fundamentals to applications
      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Types and characteristics of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites
      • 2.3 Using FRP composites in structures: design and applications
      • 2.4 Internally bonded FRP tendons
      • 2.5 Internally unbonded FRP tendons
      • 2.6 Externally unbonded FRP tendons
      • 2.7 Externally bonded post-tensioned FRP laminate
      • 2.8 Near-surface-mounted post-tensioned FRP bars
      • 2.9 Bond characteristics and deformability
      • 2.10 Conclusions and future trends
      • 2.11 Acknowledgment
      • 2.12 References
    • 3. Analyzing bond characteristics between composites and quasi-brittle substrates in the repair of bridges and other concrete structures
      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Experimental investigation of debonding
      • 3.3 Fracture mechanics approach to the analysis of debonding
      • 3.4 Numerical analysis of the fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)–concrete interface

Details

No. of pages:
356
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857097019
Print ISBN:
9780857096944
Print ISBN:
9780081013724

About the editor

Yail Kim

Dr Yail Jimmy Kim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Colorado Denver, USA. Dr. Kim is the Chair of American Concrete Institute Committees 345 (Concrete Bridge Construction, Maintenance, and Repair) and 440I (FRP-prestressed Concrete). His current research encompasses structural rehabilitation using advanced composite materials, performance evaluation of constructed facilities, bridge engineering, concrete structures, intelligent structural systems, and science-based structural engineering, including condensed matter and statistical physics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Denver, USA.