This timely volume presents a range of critical topics on the use of composite materials in civil engineering; industrial, commercial, and residential structures; and historic buildings. Structural strengthening techniques based on composite materials, including, but not limited to, fiber-reinforced polymers, fiber-reinforced glasses, steel-reinforced polymers, and steel-reinforced glasses represent a practice employed internationally and have become an important component in the restoration of buildings impacted by natural hazards and other destructive forces. New Composite Materials: Selection, Design, and Application stands as a highly relevant and diverse effort, distinct from other technical publications dealing with building issues. The book focuses extensively on characterization of techniques employed for structural restoration and examines in detail an assortment of materials such as concrete, wood, masonry, and steel.
This book also:
Provides engineers and architects a lucid explanation of how to easily design an innovative system of structural reinforcement with composite materials
Presents detail for readers to readily assess the feasibility of reinforcement applications
Includes a section for construction managers written to facilitate installation of composite structural reinforcement materials with maximum efficiency and cost-benefit
Features many examples of applications and construction details to help engineers and architects realize their projects
Offers a comparative analysis among various international technical standards