Description

The use of fibrous materials in civil engineering, both as structural reinforcement and in non-structural applications such as geotextiles, is an important and interesting development. Fibrous and composite materials for civil engineering applications analyses the types and properties of fibrous textile and structures and their applications in reinforcement and civil engineering.

Part one introduces different types of fibrous textiles and structures. Chapters cover the properties of natural and man-made fibres and of yarns, as well as an overview of textile structures. Part two focuses on fibrous material use in concrete reinforcement, with chapters on the properties and applications of steel fibre reinforced concrete, natural fibre reinforced concrete and the role of fibre reinforcement in mitigating shrinkage cracks. In part three, the applications of fibrous material-based composites in civil engineering are covered. Chapters concentrate on production techniques and applications such as reinforcement of internal structures, structural health monitoring and textile materials in architectural membranes.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Fibrous and composite materials for civil engineering applications is a standard reference for fabric and composite manufacturers, civil engineers and professionals, as well as academics with a research interest in this field.

Key Features

  • Explores the development of fibrous materials in civil engineering, both as structural reinforcement and in non-structural applications such as geotextiles
  • Key topics include short fibre reinforced concrete, natural fibre reinforced concrete and high performance fibre reinforced cementitious composites
  • A standard reference for fabric and composite manufacturers, civil engineers and professionals, as well as academics with a research interest in this field

Readership

Professionals and academics.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Types of fibrous textiles and structures: Natural and man-made fibres: Physical properties; Yarns: Production, processability and properties; Textile structures. Part 2 Fibrous materials as a concrete reinforcement material: Steel fibre reinforced concrete: Material properties and structural applications; Natural fibre reinforced concrete; The role of fibre reinforcement in mitigating shrinkage cracks in concrete. Part 3 Fibrous materials based composites for civil engineering applications: Fibrous materials reinforced composites production techniques; Fibrous materials reinforced composite for internal reinforcement of concrete structures; Fibrous materials reinforced composites for structural health monitoring; Fibrous insulation materials in building engineering applications; Acoustic behaviour of fibrous materials; The use of textile materials for architectural membranes.

Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845695583
Electronic ISBN:
9780857092526

About the editor

R Fangueiro

Raul Fangueiro is an Auxiliary Professor in the Department of Textile Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minho, Portugal