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Author Zhao, Xiao-Ling.
Title FRP-strengthened metallic structures [electronic resource] / Xiao-Ling Zhao.
Publication Info. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2014.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary "This book comprehensively covers the behavior and design of fiber reinforced polymer strengthened metallic structures based on existing international research. It begins by outlining the applications, existing design guidance, and the special characteristics of FRP composites within the context of their use in the strengthening of metallic structures. It addresses the bond behavior between FRP and metal, and the strengthening of members, then looks at bending, compression and concentrated forces, and the improvement of fatigue performance. It serves as a detailed resource for engineers, researchers, and graduate students"-- Provided by publisher.
"Preface A significant amount of metallic structures are aging. The conventional method of repairing or strengthening aging metallic structures often involves bulky and heavy plates that are difficult to fix and prone to corrosion, as well as to their own fatigue. Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) has great potential in strengthening metallic structures, such as bridges, buildings, offshore platforms, pipelines, and crane structures. The existing knowledge of the carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP)- concrete composite system may not be applicable to the CFRP-steel system because of the distinct difference between the debonding mechanism of the former and latter, alongside the unique failure modes for steel members and connections. Several design and practice guides on FRP strengthening of metallic structures were published in the UK, United States, Italy, and Japan. However, the following topics are not covered in detail: bond behaviour between FRP and steel, strengthening of compression members, strengthening of steel tubular members, strengthening against web crippling of steel sections, and strengthening for enhanced fatigue and seismic performance. The present book not only contains descriptions and explanations of basic concepts and summarises the research performed to date on the FRP strengthening of metallic structures, but also provides some design recommendations. Comprehensive, topical references appear throughout the book. It is suitable for structural engineers, researchers, and university students who are interested in the FRP strengthening technique"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Building, Iron and steel -- Materials.
Carbon fiber-reinforced plastics.
Strengthening mechanisms in solids.
Fiber-reinforced plastics.
Adhesives.
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ISBN 9780415468213 (hardback)
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