Alternative Materials for the Reinforcement and Prestressing by J.L. Clarke PDF

By J.L. Clarke

ISBN-10: 0203166663

ISBN-13: 9780203166666

ISBN-10: 0751400076

ISBN-13: 9780751400076

Metal has characteristically been integrated into concrete constructions to beat its restricted tensile power. Corrosion of the metal reinforcement or prestressing process is a massive challenge, really in competitive environments, with severe implications for the integrity and sturdiness of the concrete constitution. essentially the most promising techniques to this challenge consists of substitute of the metal with man-made fibres. during this booklet, a global panel of authors offers an authoritative assessment of the topic, bringing jointly all facets of the improvement of different reinforcing fabrics, and describing their houses and world wide purposes. Civil and structural engineers all for concrete layout and development, fabrics researchers and complicated scholars will locate this publication a finished, up to date and useful resource of reference.

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It was found that fusion-bonded epoxy coatings were the most suitable. The first highway bridge using fusion-bonded epoxycoated reinforcement was built in Pennsylvania in 1973. Since that time, its use has spread rapidly, with coating plants being set up in many countries. Subsequent sections give details of the manufacturing process, its use in practice, actual applications and possible limitations. 2 Production In the United Kingdom, the coating of the reinforcement is covered by BS7295 [26] and in the United States by ASTM A775 [27].

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E. fibers) and transfers the load between them, or as the primary load carrying phase which is reinforced with fibers. The former approach is more common since the matrices used in most composites are relatively soft thermosetting plastics such as epoxies, polyesters, or phenolics. Until recently, the use of composite materials was limited to fields where, due to the small volumes of material needed, the unit cost was not a significant factor in the selection process. Examples of such applications are the aerospace and defence industries where intricate high performance components have been constructed at high costs.

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