Plastics in Building Structures

Plastics in Building Structures

Proceedings of a Conference Held in London, 14-16 June 1965

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Authors: D. S. Mahon, J. C. Barford, W. Dawson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223186

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Plastics in Building Structures covers the proceedings of a conference, held in London on June 14-16, 1965. This conference focuses on the applications of plastics materials in structures. This book emerged from 39 papers presented at the conference. The introductory papers describe the properties of plastics in relation to building structures, and the economic aspects, fire regulations, and flammability of these materials. Considerable papers are devoted to various areas of application of plastics, including adhesives, polymer cements, cored chipboard units, and glued timber. These topics are followed by discussions on the characterization, design, and structural and physical properties of plastics. The final chapters review the commercial development and applications of plastic materials. This book will prove useful to engineers, designer, manufacturers, and researchers in the allied fields.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    1 Building in Plastics—Plastics in Building: What is Needed

    2 The Properties of Plastics in Relation to Building Structures

    Discussion on Papers 1 and 2

    3 Cost and Cost Techniques

    Discussion on Paper 3

    4 Dimensional Co-Ordination

    Discussion on Paper 4

    5 Fire Regulations and Plastics

    6 Plastics in Buildings and Fire Insurance

    7 Results of Fire Tests on Plastics Pipes and Sheets for Covering Walls and Ceilings

    8 assessment of the Flammability of Plastics Materials

    Discussion on Papers 5, 6, 7 and 8

    9 Developments in Service Core Units and Prefabricated Bathrooms

    10 Service Core Units and Prefabricated Bathrooms in Industrialized Building

    Discussion on Papers 9 and 10

    11 The Use of Epoxy Adhesives for Bonding Concrete

    Part I

    The Use of Epoxy Adhesives for Bonding Concrete

    Part II

    12 The Fire-Resistance of Resin-Jointed Concrete

    13 Polymer Cements

    14 Cored Chipboard Units

    15 Plastics in Glued Timber Structural Joints

    Discussion on Papers 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15

    16 Weathering of Plastics

    17 Measurement of Photochemical Degradation in Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride)

    18 Acrylics under Load

    Discussion on Papers 16, 17 and 18

    19 Acceptable Standards of Sound Insulation in Houses, Flats and offices

    20 The General Problems of Sound Isolation

    21 *

    22 Design of Lightweight Partitions with High Sound Insulation

    Discussion on Papers 19, 20 and 22

    23 Design Construction and Experience with Post-Tensioned Polyester Roof in the Swiss National Exhibition

    24 The Analysis of Folded-Plate Structures in Plastics

    25 Recent Developments in Plastics Stressed-Skin Pyramidal Roof Systems

    26 Prefabricated Shell Structure of Glass-Reinforced Plastics for A Greenhouse

    27 The Development of A Long-Span Load-Bearing Reinforced-Plastics Roofing and Walling Unit

    Discussion on Papers 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27

    28 Optimum Design of Sandwich Struts and Beams

    29 Plastics Sandwich Panels with Various Foamed Core Materials, and their Behavior under Load

    30 Structural Behavior of Sandwich Panels with Foamed-Plastics Cores

    Discussion on Papers 28, 29 and 30

    31 Structural Potentials of Paper-Skin Polyurethane Foam Board

    32 Structural Building Panels with Expanded Polystyrene Cores

    33 The Physical Properties of Rigid Urethane Foam Sandwich Panels

    34 The Design and Structural Applications of Urethanecored Sandwich Panels

    Discussion on Papers 31, 32, 33 and 34

    35 Application of Minimum Structure to Cellular Plastics

    36 The Capillary Structure—A New System for Producing Sandwich Panels

    37 Commercial Development of Panelized Cold-Storage Units

    Discussion on Papers 35, 36 and 37

    38 Building Structures with Plastics

    39 Evaluation of the Long-Term Strength of Structural Synthetic Materials

    Views in Retrospect

    Authors' Biographical Notes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223186

About the Authors

D. S. Mahon

J. C. Barford

W. Dawson

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