Grc Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement

Author: Graham True
Publisher: CRC PressI Llc
ISBN: 9780863100048
Format: PDF
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Fibre Reinforced Cement and Concretes

Author: R.N. Swamy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781851664153
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This volume consists of papers presented at the International Conference on Recent Developments in Fibre Reinforced Cements and Concretes, held at the School of Engineering, University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK, 18-20 September 1989.

Fibre Reinforced Cement and Concrete

Author: R.N. Swamy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482271222
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents the latest research development on fibre reinforced cementitious materials, especially those related to ageing and durability. The book forms the Proceedings of the International Symposium held at Sheffield in July 1992, the latest in a series of RILEM symposia on this subject, organised by RILEM Technical Committee 102-AFC Ageing and Durability to Fibre Cement Composites.

Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites

Author: Barzin Mobasher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439806608
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Among all building materials, concrete is the most commonly used—and there is a staggering demand for it. However, as we strive to build taller structures with improved seismic resistance or durable pavement with an indefinite service life, we require materials with better performance than the conventional materials used today. Considering the enormous investment in public infrastructure and society’s need to sustain it, the need for new and innovative materials for the repair and rehabilitation of civil infrastructure becomes more evident. These improved properties may be defined in terms of carbon footprint, life-cycle cost, durability, corrosion resistance, strength, ductility, and stiffness. Addressing recent trends and future directions, Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites presents new opportunities for developing innovative and cost-effective materials and techniques in cement and concrete composites manufacturing, testing, and design. The book offers mathematical models, experimental results, and computational algorithms for efficient designs with fiber and textile reinforced composite systems. It explores alternative solutions using blended cements, innovative reinforcing systems, natural fibers, experimental characterization of key parameters used for design, and optimized designs. Each chapter begins with a detailed introduction, supplies a thorough overview of the existing literature, and sets forth the reasoning behind the experimentation and theory. Documenting the composite action of fibers and textiles, the book develops and explains methods for manufacturing and testing cement composites. Methods to design and analyze structures for reduced weight, increased durability, and minimization of cement use are also examined. The book demonstrates that using a higher volume fraction of fiber systems can result in composites that are quasi-elastic plastic. Speaking to the need to optimize structural performance and sustainability in construction, this comprehensive and cohesive reference requires readers to rethink the traditional design and manufacturing of reinforced concrete structures.

Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites Second Edition

Author: Arnon Bentur
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203088727
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Advanced cementitious composites can be designed to have outstanding combinations of strength (five to ten times that of conventional concrete) and energy absorption capacity (up to 1000 times that of plain concrete). This second edition brings together in one volume the latest research developments in this rapidly expanding area. The book is split into two parts. The first part is concerned with the mechanics of fibre reinforced brittle matrices and the implications for cementitious systems. In the second part the authors describe the various types of fibre-cement composites, discussing production processes, mechanical and physical properties, durability and applications. Two new chapters have been added, covering fibre specification and structural applications. Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites will be of great interest to practitioners involved in modern concrete technology and will also be of use to academics, researchers and graduate students.

Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete

Author: Peter J. M. Bartos
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781849953269
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Glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC) is the most complex material widely used in current construction practice. It is an unusual composite, in which both the matrix and the reinforcement themselves are composites. This book provides guidance on the properties, its specification, testing and the latest methods for efficient production. Detailed information is presented about the unique aspects of the internal structure and fracture mechanisms of GRC and how the latest advances in nanotechnology are leading towards a fuller understanding of the rational design of GRC and the potential for further improvement of properties beyond those used in contemporary construction practice.GRC is already firmly established as the high-tech material of choice for architects and designers and recent decades have witnessed a rapid increase in production of GRC world-wide. However, to provide the full picture and encompass the most recent developments in GRC and how it can be exploited in major projects, a substantial part of the book is made up of case studies. GRC has been always a very versatile material; however, its range of practical applications has grown significantly. From small, simple items (flowerpots, drainage channels, window sills, etc.) to large-scale, high-tech iconic projects from leading architects, where GRC has to cope with the highest demands regarding structural complexity, freedom of shape, striking appearance combined with durability and overall quality and excellent environmental performance. The composite is well used in the reconstruction of complex historic facades and GRC has moved beyond construction into the domain of art and interior decorations and furniture. The case studies show numerous examples of such designs and products, including recently developed large double-curved panels with unusual surfaces and strong colours, and self-cleaning and photocatalytic (air-cleaning) e-GRC.