Organic Carbon Input in Shallow Groundwater at ?SP?, Southeastern Sweden
The variation in carbon and oxygen isotopes in calcite fissure fillings and dissolved carbonate from shallow groundwaters has been examined at Aspo, southeastern Sweden. The shallow water...

Instrumentation Requirements for the ESF Thermomechanical Experiments
In situ thermomechanical experiments are planned as part of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project that require instruments to measure stress and displacement at temperatures...

Corrosion Life-Time Assessment of Carbon Steel and Stainless Alloys for Geological Disposal Facility
The disposal facility for radioactive wastes, requires long-term integrity. Metal is considering to use as the engineered barrier which constructs the outer walls in such a facility, in...

Low Cost Maglev Guideway Design Using Hybrid FRP-Reinforced Cocnrete

Bending of Retrofitted Test Foundation Walls
New repair methodology has been developed for residential construction that can be used to retrofit foundation bearing walls damaged by mine subsidence. The repair strengthens the foundation...

Behavior of Unbonded Braces Restrained by Reinforced Concrete and FRP
A new composite steel brace called an unbonded brace (UB) is proposed to enhance the capacity of a steel brace to carry a compressive load of almost up to the yield strength of the steel...

An Evaluation of Fiberglass Pipe Made by Three Different Manufacturing Processes for use in Water Transmission Projects
Fiberglass pipe is made primarily using continuous filament wound process, discontinuous helical filament wound process, and centrifugal cast process. Some 40 countries around the world...

Plastic Potential
Some 220,000 tons of epoxy-coated steel has been used in the construction of bridge decks since 1987, but some have raised questions about its long-term durability. New materials for prestressing...

Characterization of Man-Made Vitreous Fibers by Image Analysis
This paper deals with the characterization of man-made vitreous fibers (MMVF), seen as an application of the techniques of image analysis and mathematical morphology. We present the whole...

The Use of Structural Composites in 21st Century Infrastructure Technology
The purpose of this paper is to create and transmit a sense of the unique benefits which effective application of composites technology can bring to the civil engineering. infrastructure...

Composite Materials as Concrete Reinforcement in the Next Decade
Polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are researched for possible implementation in the construction industry. A number of factors affect the widespread use of FRP composites in the civil engineering...

Pultruded Composites: Materials for the 21st Century
The main objective of this paper is to introduce pultruded composites to the civil engineers and to create the awareness of its important applications. A description of the pultrusion...

Nylon Fibers Helps Design Hold Water

Dynamic Response of Fibre-Reinforced Composite Plates Under Distributed Impact Loads

Design and Construction of a Bonded Fiber Concrete Overlay of CRCP (Louisiana, Interstate Route 10, August 1990)
The purpose of this study was the design and construction of a bonded steel fiber reinforced concrete overlay on an existing 8-inch CRC pavement on Interstate 10 south of Baton Rouge,...

Composites Performance in the Infrastructure
Fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) composites have been used in demanding structural applications, mostly for special corrosion resistant construction products, for several decades....

Unidirected Twined-Strand Composites and Their Uses
Twined strand composites are a new class of unidirected continuous-fiber-reinforced composite materials where the orientation of the continuous fibers is a twine of unidirected helically...

Full Scale Tests on Concentrically Loaded Fiber-Reinforced Pultruded Columns
This paper briefly reports on the experimental investigation in connection with the short term behavior of pultruded structural members under concentric loading. In particular, results...

Experimental Investigation of Self-Tapping Fasteners for Attachment of Corrugated Cladding Panels to Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Plastics Beams in Industrial Building Construction
This paper describes an experimental investigation of self-tapping fasteners for the attachment of corrugated fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) cladding panels to pultruded FRP beams. Although...

Bond Strength of Straight GFRP Rebars
An overview of a study on bond of straight Glass-fiber-reinforced-plastic (GFRP) rebars to concrete is presented. The 54 specimens to be tested include several variables, such as the mode...

 

 

 

 

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