New Composite Materials

Selection, Design, and Application

  • Domenico┬áBrigante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Domenico Brigante
    Pages 1-17
  3. Domenico Brigante
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  4. Domenico Brigante
    Pages 35-44
  5. Domenico Brigante
    Pages 95-118
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    Pages 119-126
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  9. Domenico Brigante
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-179

About this book


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


Carbon Fiber in Construction Composite Materials in Construction Fiber Reinforced Polymers Reinforcement of Concrete Structures Seismic Reinforcement

Authors and affiliations

  • Domenico┬áBrigante
    • 1
  1. 1.Olympus FRP - BRIGANTE ENGINEERING GroupNapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01636-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01637-5
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