Report assesses composites use in structural applications

A new report from Research and Markets assesses the durability of composites for civil structural applications.

A new report from Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) assesses the durability of composites for civil structural applications. It provides an overview of key aspects of the durability of composites; examines mechanisms of degradation such as aqueous solutions, moisture, fatigue and wear; discusses ways of using FRP composites, including strengthening and rehabilitating existing structures; and presents a fundamental guide to the use of FRP composites within civil and structural engineering.

Given the increasing use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in structural civil engineering, there is a vital need for critical information related to the overall durability and performance of these new materials under harsh and changing conditions.

Durability of composites for civil and structural applications provides a thorough overview of key aspects of the durability of FRP composites for designers and practising engineers.

Part one of the report discusses general aspects of composite durability. Chapters examine mechanisms of degradation such as moisture, aqueous solutions, UV radiation, temperature, fatigue and wear.

Part two discusses ways of using FRP composites, including strengthening and rehabilitating existing structures with FRP composites, and monitoring techniques such as structural health monitoring.

Durability of composites for civil and structural applications will provide practising engineers, decision makers and students with a fundamental guide to the use of FRP composites within civil and structural engineering.

Cost of the report is €238. Click here for more information.