Emerging Materials for Civil Infrastructure: State of the Art

by Roberto A. Lopez-Anido,
Tarun R. Naik,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0538-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0538-7 (ISBN-10), 2000, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 224
21 cm

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Emerging Materials Committee of the Materials Division of ASCE.

This report presents a review of the state of the art on emerging materials for use in civil engineering infrastructure. Emerging materials include novel and new materials, as well as traditional materials with profound potential in new applications. A material or class of materials is considered emerging if its use has not yet progressed to a stage wherein well-established guidelines, codes, and specifications exist for its use.

This report is conveniently divided into chapters that address specific classes of materials and highlight the most recent developments in materials technologies relevant to civil infrastructure.

Topics include: smart materials for civil engineering applications; fiber reinforced composites in civil infrastructure; emerging geomaterials for ground improvement; aluminum materials and the infrastructure; polymer concrete made with recycled plastics; state of the practice in asphalt technology; emerging uses for masonry materials; and emerging uses for window glass.

The practicing engineer, student, or general reader will find this to be an easy-to-use reference for construction material systems that are being developed for use in civil engineering.

Subject Headings: Recycling | Fiber reinforced composites | Construction materials | Smart materials | Composite materials | Infrastructure construction | Fiber reinforced concrete


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