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Composites for Building Assembly

Connections, Members and Structures

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  • Relates "fiber reinforced polymer composites for construction" and "prefabricated buildings"
  • Is based on the research outcomes and papers from the last ten years with input from a number of Ph.D. students
  • Addresses the current market needs, providing the latest results and developments in the field

Part of the book series: Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering (SPRTRCIENG)

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This book presents buildings developed using modular assembly approaches based on lightweight and corrosion-resistant fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Construction methods and the choice of building materials offer great opportunities for more productive and environmentally friendly solutions. This book includes valuable experimental data on large-scale structural components (beams, slabs, amd columns), connections (shear connections, wall stud connections, beam-column connections, column-column connections) and structures (composite floor system, structural sandwich assemblies, and full-scale structural demonstrations), supported with detailed numerical modelling and analytical methods. Largely drawing on the editor’s research over the past ten years with inputs from a number of Ph.D. students, this timely book presents the latest developments in the field. 

It includes well-designed figures and photographs, analytical formulations supported by data andtext, as well as descriptions to i) introduce a series of innovative structural components and connections and their assemblies and ii) illustrate their performance compared to existing solutions and criteria. This book is intended for researchers, graduate students and engineers in fields of the construction and composites industries. 

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

    Yu Bai

About the editor

Yu Bai is a Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. He holds B.Sc. and M. S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. His research interests include fiber reinforced polymer composites and structures,  structural connections and design for manufacturing and assembly, and material and structural responses under critical load conditions. His recent research focuses on the development of structural systems using modern building technologies (such as modular construction and robotic construction) and using complementary material advantages (such as fiber reinforced polymer composites in combination with traditional construction materials such as steel and timber). 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Composites for Building Assembly

  • Book Subtitle: Connections, Members and Structures

  • Editors: Yu Bai

  • Series Title: Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering

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  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-4277-8Published: 13 January 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-4280-8Published: 14 January 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-4278-5Published: 12 January 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2366-259X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-2603

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 384

  • Number of Illustrations: 128 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Building Materials, Building Construction and Design, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Structural Materials

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