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Examines current research and applications in the use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil infrastructures
Emphasizes on innovation, technology implementation, and sustainability concepts
Looks at specific topics related to durability and service life of FRP composites
Focuses also on implementation and evaluation of FRP composites applied to infrastructure systems
This book examines current issues of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in civil infrastructure. The contents of this book are divided into two parts. The first part engages topics related to durability and service life of FRP composites and how they contribute to sustainability. The second part highlights implementation and applications of the FRP composites with an emphasis on bridge structures. An introductory chapter provides an overview of FRP composites and its role in a sustainable built environment highlighting the issues of durability and service life followed by a current review of sustainability in infrastructure design.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Building Materials - Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FR) - Sustainable building development
1. Introduction to FRP Composites.- 2. Sustainability in Infrastructure Design.- Part I: Durability and Service Life.- 3. Environmental Degradation of Interlaminar Shear Strength in Carbon/Epoxy Composite.- 4. Predicting Hygrothermal Degradation of Composites in Accelerated Testing.- 5. Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation and Condensation on Static and Dynamic Compressive Behavior of Nanophased Glass / Epoxy Composites.- 6. FRP Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Elevated Temperatures: The Role of Viscosity on Bond Strength.- 7. Impact Resistance of FRP Panels.- Part II: Applications.- 8. Steel-Free Bridge Decks Reinforce with FRP Composites.- 9. Load Testing and Load Distribution of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Strengthened Bridges: Multi-Year Post Construction / Post Retrofit Performance Evaluation.- 10. The Utilization of Recycled Thermoplastic Composites for Civil and Military Load Bearing Applications.- 11. Structural Response, Health-Monitoring, And Performance Evaluation Of CFRP Post-Tensioned, In-Service, Long-Span, Precast/Prestressed Box Girder Bridges.- Life Cycle Cost Comparison of FRP and RC Bridge Decks