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

Contributor Contact Details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Part I: Types of fibrous textiles and structures

Chapter 1: Natural and man-made fibres: Physical and mechanical properties

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Natural fibres

1.3 Man-made fibres

1.4 Textile fibres for use in civil engineering applications: an overview

1.5 Natural textile fibres for use in civil engineering applications

1.6 Synthetic textile fibres for use in civil engineering applications

1.7 Fibre–matrix adhesion

Chapter 2: Yarns: Production, processability and properties

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Synthetic filament yarns

2.3 Natural fibre yarns

2.4 Synthetic yarn manufacture

2.5 Natural fibre yarn manufacture

2.6 Yarn parameters on cement reinforcement

2.7 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Textile structures

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Planar (2D) textile structures

3.3 Three-dimensional (3D) textile structures

3.4 Directionally oriented structures (DOS)

3.5 Hybrid structures

Part II: Fibrous materials as a concrete reinforcement material

Chapter 4: Steel fibre reinforced concrete: Material properties and structural applications

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The fundamentals of fibre reinforcement effectiveness

4.3 Mix design and steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFRSCC) compositions

4.4 Fibre pullout

4.5 Characterization of the mechanical properties

4.6 Structural behaviour

4.7 FEM models for the analysis of laminar SFRC structures

4.8 Possibilities of steel-fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) for underground structures

4.9 Acknowledgements

Chapter 5: Natural fiber reinforced concrete

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Fiber chara

Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857092526
Print ISBN:
9781845695583
Print ISBN:
9780081017210

About the editor

R Fangueiro

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