Readership

For practicing civil and structural engineering who require updating on the latest developments in the utilisation of advanced composite materials. Research students in the field of composites in civil engineering will also find this an invaluable guide.

Table of Contents

Chapter Headings. Introduction. Advanced composite materials and their components. Manufacture and properties of advanced composites relevant to civil engineering. Limit state design. FRP strengthening and repair of reinforced concrete systems. Advanced polymer composite reinforcement for concrete construction. Geotechnical applications. Applications in advanced polymer composite constructions. The future for advanced polymer composites in the civil infrastructure.

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780080436616
Electronic ISBN:
9780080526430

About the author

L.C. Hollaway

Professor Len Hollaway holds the chair of Composite Structures in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Surrey and is also visiting Research Professor at the University of Southampton. He is a EurIng. and Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. He has considerable research interests in advanced polymer composite systems and has been engaged on research into fibre/matrix composites for 30 years; his area of interest can be classified under three broad headings, namely, stress analysis, concept development and design guidelines. He heads the Composite Structures Research Unit which has an outstanding international reputation as a centre of excellence in the pioneering use of combining traditional materials (such as concrete) with new materials (such as high performance fibres in polymeric matrices) to explore and develop novel structural components, which are then analysed using experimental and numerical methods. . The group has recently developed significant expertise in laser mapping and optical fibre technology for the characterisation of defects and damage in composites and structures; this latter work is in conjunction with the Schools of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and of Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematics. He has published over 160 technical papers and is the author or editor of seven books on various aspects of composites in the civil engineering industry. He has served on a number of committees associated with the composites industry including those at the Plastics and Rubber Institute, the British Plastic Federation, the Institution of Structural Engineers and BRE, Garston. He is one of the co-investigators for a national network of research organizations and industry which has been set up by Universities of Surrey and Southampton (Advanced Polymeric Composites for Structural Applications in Construction,[CoSACNet],); this is

Affiliations and Expertise

Composite Structures Research Unit, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 5XH, UK