Strategies for Sustainability

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Infrastructure Applications

Focusing on Innovation, Technology Implementation and Sustainability

Editors: Jain, Ravi, Lee, Luke (Eds.)

  • 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​  
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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.​

About the authors

Ravi K. Jain is Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific. Prior to this appointment, he has held research, faculty, and administrative positions at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the University of Cincinnati. He received degrees in civil engineering (BS, MSCE) from California State University. He holds a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. He has directed major research programs for the US department of Defense and has served as chairman of the Environmental Engineering Research Council, ASCE. He is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a fellow of ASCE, and a fellow of AAAS. He has been a Littauer fellow at Harvard University and a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University. He has published 14 books, over 150 scholarly papers and technical reports, and has received many awards and honors including the US Army’s highest research award and was a recipient of the NSPE Founders Gold Medal and named Federal Engineering of the Year for 1989.

Luke Lee, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.  He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He is well-known for his work on infrastructure renewal using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, durability characterization of FRP composites, service life estimation, and structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure.  His prior appointments include teaching and industry positions at Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, Louisiana) and Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. (San Jose, CA).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lee, Luke (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Sustainability in Infrastructure Design

    Estrada, Hector (et al.)

    Pages 23-52

  • Environmental Degradation of Interlaminar Shear Strength in Carbon/Epoxy Composites

    Akepati, Avinash Reddy (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

  • Predicting Hygrothermal Degradation of Composites in Accelerated Testing

    Trovillion, Jonathan

    Pages 77-89

  • Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation and Condensation on Static and Dynamic Compressive Behavior of Nanophased Glass/Epoxy Composites

    Zainuddin, Shaik (et al.)

    Pages 91-111

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2356-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Infrastructure Applications
Book Subtitle
Focusing on Innovation, Technology Implementation and Sustainability
Editors
  • Ravi Jain
  • Luke Lee
Series Title
Strategies for Sustainability
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2357-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2357-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2356-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 280
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