The repair of deteriorated, damaged and substandard civil infrastructures has become one of the most important issues faced by civil engineers worldwide. Strengthening and rehabilitation of civil infrastructures using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites from Woodhead Publishing succeeds in providing both a comprehensive review of the subject area whilst covering practical elements such as material behaviour, structural design and quality assurance.
FRP composites have emerged as a as an alternative to traditional civil engineering materials due to the many benefits they offer such as corrosion resistance, strength-to-weight ratio and high durability. The first three chapters of the book set to review structurally deficient civil engineering structures covering concrete, metallic, masonry and timber structures and the key role of FRP composites in both rehabilitation and surface preparation.
Further chapters explore both the design of FRP systems for flexural and shear strengthening of reinforced concrete and the importance of FRP in the strengthening of metallic and masonry structures. The conclusion of the book summarises the associated practical implications including quality assurance and control as well as maintenance and repair. A selection of careful selected cases studies complete the book and offer a direct insight into the remarkable properties of FRP composites.
With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Strengthening and rehabilitation of civil infrastructures using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites will be a valuable reference guide for engineers, scientists and technical personnel in both civil and structural engineering.