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Strengthening Design of Reinforced Concrete with FRP by Hayder A. Rasheed
Half a century after their business introduction, composite supplies are of widespread use in lots of industries. Purposes akin to aerospace, windmill blades, freeway bridge retrofit, and lots of extra require designs that guarantee secure and dependable operation for 20 years or extra.
Utilizing composite supplies, just about any property, akin to stiffness, power, thermal conductivity, and hearth resistance, might be tailor-made to the person’s wants by deciding on the constituent supplies, their proportion and geometrical association, and so forth. In different phrases, the engineer is ready to design the fabric concurrently with the construction.
Additionally, modes of failure are rather more complicated in composites than in classical supplies. Such calls for for efficiency, security, and reliability require that engineers take into account a spread of phenomena in the course of the design. Subsequently, the intention of the Composite Supplies:
Design and Evaluation ebook collection is to carry to the design engineer a group of works written by specialists on each facet of composite supplies that’s related to their design. The variability and class of materials techniques and processing strategies have grown exponentially in response to an ever-increasing quantity and kind of purposes.
Given the range of composite supplies accessible in addition to their steady change and enchancment, understanding of composite supplies is by no means full. Subsequently, this ebook collection serves not solely the practising engineer, but additionally the researcher and pupil who want to advance the state of the artwork in understanding materials and structural response and creating new engineering instruments for modeling and predicting such responses.
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The thought of scripting this ebook emerged from an absence of detailed textbook therapies on strengthening design of strengthened concrete members with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) regardless of the big quantity of analysis literature and sensible purposes which have been contributed since 1987.
Regardless that two makes an attempt to make use of glass-fiberreinforced polymer (GFRP) to strengthen concrete members had been made in Europe and america within the 1950s and 1960s, the method wasn’t efficiently utilized till 1987, when Ur Meier first strengthened concrete beams with carbonfiber-reinforced-polymer (CFRP) laminates.
Information within the space of FRP strengthening has matured, culminating with the introduction of particular design tips in Canada (ISIS Canada 2001), Europe (FIB Activity Group 9.3 2001), and america (ACI 440.2R-02), the latter of which was considerably improved after six years in 2008 (ACI 440.2R08).
At present’s structural engineer is entitled to an in depth textbook that establishes the artwork and science of strengthening design of strengthened concrete with FRP past the summary nature of design tips. ACI 440.2R-08 offers higher steerage than what is usually supplied in codes of apply by its “design instance” sections.
Nonetheless, a textbook that treats the topic of FRP strengthening design with extra depth is basically wanted to introduce it to the civil engineering curriculum. This textbook has advanced from thorough class notes established to show a graduate course on “strengthening design of strengthened concrete members with FRP” in spring of 2012 at Kansas State College.
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