Alternative Materials for the Reinforcement and Prestressing of Concrete

Alternative Materials for the Reinforcement and Prestressing of Concrete

By: J. L. Clarke (editor)Hardback

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Steel has traditionally been incorporated into concrete structures to overcome its limited tensile strength. Corrosion of the steel reinforcement or prestressing system is a major problem, particularly in aggressive environments, with serious implications for the integrity and durability of the concrete structure. One of the most promising approaches to this problem involves replacement of the steel with man-made fibres. In this book, an international panel of authors provides an authoritative overview of the subject, bringing together all aspects of the development of alternative reinforcing materials, and describing their properties and worldwide applications. Civil and structural engineers involved in concrete design and construction, materials researchers and advanced students will find this book a comprehensive, up-to-date and valuable source of reference.

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The need for durable reinforcement. Introduction. Avoiding corrosion. Improving the concrete. Cathodic protection. Fusion bonded, epoxy coated reinforcement. Galvanised reinforcement. Stainless steel reinforcement. Non-ferrous reinforcement. Design with non-ferrous reinforcement. Summary and conclusions. Glass fibre reinforcing bars. Introduction. Manufacturing, shapes and sizes. Mechanical properties. Structural behaviour. Cost. Field applications. Design example. Summary and conclusions. NEFMAC grid type reinforcement. Introduction. Manufacturing process. Survey of development. Material properties of NEFMAC. Structural characteristics of NEFMAC reinforced concrete. Applications. Oriented polymer grid reinforcement. Introduction. Properties of oriented polymer grids. Method of production. Research into concrete applications. Practical applications of oriented polymer geogrid. Conclusions. Parafil ropes for prestressing tendons. Introduction. Description. Termination system. Development of ropes. Testing. Structural applications other than prestressing. Prestressing applications. Link with VSL International. Predictions for future prestressing systems. Conclusion. Glass fibre prestressing system. Introduction. Material characteristics. The prestressing tendon and its anchorage. Applications. Sensor technology. Trial loadings. Conclusion. Strengthening of structures with advanced composites. Introduction. Strengthening of structures with non-pretensionsed CFRP sheets. Strengthening with pretensioned CFRP sheets and shear strengthening. Applications. Outlook. Aramid pretensioning system. Introduction. Aramid based tensile element. Structural criteria. Properties and phenomena. Concrete structures. Applications and experience. Summary and outlook. References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/09/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780751400076
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780751400076
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 0751400076

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