New Composite Materials
Selection, Design, and Application
This timely volume presents a range of critical topics on the use of composite materials in civil engineering; industrial, commercial, and residential structures; and historic buildings. Structural strengthening techniques based on composite materials, including, but not limited to, fiber-reinforced polymers, fiber-reinforced glasses, steel-reinforced polymers, and steel-reinforced glasses represent a practice employed internationally and have become an important component in the restoration of buildings impacted by natural hazards and other destructive forces. New Composite Materials: Selection, Design, and Application stands as a highly relevant and diverse effort, distinct from other technical publications dealing with building issues. The book focuses extensively on characterization of techniques employed for structural restoration and examines in detail an assortment of materials such as concrete, wood, masonry, and steel.
Composite Materials.- Manufacturing Processes.- Choice of the Composite System.- Strengthening of Existing Structures.- Technical Standards.- Strengthening of Reinforced and Pre-Stressed Reinforced Concrete Structures.- Strengthening of Masonry Structures.- Strengthening of Steel Structures.- Characterization and Monitoring.- Application Techniques.- Examples of Application.