Fibrous and Composite Materials for Civil Engineering Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845695583, 9780857092526

Fibrous and Composite Materials for Civil Engineering Applications

1st Edition

Editors: R Fangueiro
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845695583
eBook ISBN: 9780857092526
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 19th April 2011
Page Count: 420
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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 characteristics and properties

5.3 Matrix characteristics

5.4 Properties

5.5 Durability

5.6 Future trends

Chapter 6: The role of fiber reinforcement in mitigating shrinkage cracks in concrete

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Restrained shrinkage cracking of fiber reinforced concrete

6.3 Cracking and damage development in concrete

6.4 Influence of the length of slabs on shrinkage cracking

6.5 Influence of the degree of restraint on shrinkage cracking

6.6 Examples of shrinkage cracking in fiber reinforced concrete slabs

6.7 Conclusions

Part III: Fibrous materials based composites for civil engineering applications

Chapter 7: Fibrous materials reinforced composites production techniques

Abstract:

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Organic matrices

7.3 Fibres

7.4 Production techniques: general characteristics

7.5 Processing: materials and parameters

7.6 Strengthening of structures

7.7 Properties of composite material laminates

7.8 Conclusions

Chapter 8: Fibrous materials reinforced composite for internal reinforcement of concrete structures

Abstract:

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Raw materials for composite rods

8.3 Composite manufacturing processes

8.4 Mechanical performance of composite rods

8.5 Durability performance of composite rods

8.6 Composite rod/concrete bond behaviour

8.7 Self-monitoring composite rods

8.8 Applications of composite rods

8.9 Design and application recommendations

Chapter 9: Fibrous materials reinforced composites for structural health monitoring

Abstract:

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Materials and systems: hardware and software

9.3 Applications

9.4 Future trends

9.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 10: Fibrous insulation materials in building engineering applications

Abstract:

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Raw materials and manufacturing process

10.3 Fibrous materials: characteristics and properties

10.4 Applications

10.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 11: Acoustic behaviour of fibrous materials

Abstract:

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Sound absorbers

11.3 Sound absorption coefficient

11.4 Factors affecting the sound absorption of fibrous materials

11.5 Modelling sound-absorbing materials

11.6 Airborne sound insulation

11.7 Impact sound insulation

11.8 Conclusions

Chapter 12: The use of textile materials for architectural membranes

Abstract:

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Typology

12.3 Support systems

12.4 Textile materials

12.5 Membrane manufacture and installation

Index


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.


Details

No. of pages:
420
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857092526
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845695583
Paperback ISBN:
9780081017210

About the Editors

R Fangueiro Editor

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