By Caijun Shi, Yi-Lung Mo
This booklet describes a couple of high-performance building fabrics, together with concrete, metal, fiber-reinforced cement, fiber-reinforced plastics, polymeric fabrics, geosynthetics, masonry fabrics and coatings. It discusses the medical bases for the manufacture and use of those high-performance fabrics. trying out and alertness examples also are incorporated, specifically the applying of quite new high-performance development fabrics to layout perform.
so much books facing development fabrics ordinarily tackle conventional fabrics purely instead of high-performance fabrics and, as a result, don't fulfill the expanding calls for of at the present time s society. nonetheless, books facing fabrics technological know-how aren't engineering-oriented, with restricted insurance of the applying to engineering perform. This publication is hence particular in reflecting the good advances made on high-performance building fabrics in recent times.
This ebook is acceptable to be used as a textbook for classes in engineering fabrics, structural fabrics and civil engineering fabrics on the senior undergraduate and graduate degrees. it's also compatible to be used by way of perform engineers, together with building, fabrics, mechanical and civil engineers.
Contents: advent (C-J Shi & Y L Mo); excessive functionality Concrete (C-J Shi et al.); excessive functionality Fiber strengthened Cement Composites (A E Naaman); excessive functionality metal fabric and constructions for Earthquake Resistant structures (K-C Tsai et al.); complicated Fiber bolstered Polymer Composites (L C Hollaway); improving the functionality of Masonry buildings (R E Klingner); Geosynthetics -- features and purposes (P E Stevenson); Coatings and Sealers (C Vipulanandan & M Isaac); clever fabrics and buildings (D D L Chung et al.).