Experience With Fiber Composite Materials and Monitoring With Optical Fiber Sensors

Dynamics of Protective Coatings to Limit Cavitation Damage
Cavitation implosions inflict a very high impact stress on turbine blades and turbine liners. One strategy for limiting the impact on the turbine components is to overlay a protective...

Fatigue Design and Reliability Analysis of CFRP Composites
The statistical fatigue properties of unidirectional (UD) T800/3631 carbon/epoxy composite laminates are investigated in this paper. Fatigue tests were conducted under rotating bending....

Reliability Synthesis of CFRP Laminated Plate
The paper presents a formulation of shift synthesis to improve the reliability of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) laminated plates with uncertain elastic constants and lamina strength....

Overview of Earth Retention Systems: 1970-1990

Chelating Polymers With Nitrogen Donor Atoms: Their Unusual Properties and New Application Potentials

Characterization of Biofilm Interactions with Toxic Trace Metals: Consequences for Metal Removal and the Biophase

Access Tube Characteristics and Neutron Meter Calibration
Neutron meter calibration was found to be influenced by material type, thickness and size of access tube. Meter counts were decreased by an average of 15% for a 20% increase in tube diameter...

Effects of Turbulence on Price AA Meter Rotors
Field and laboratory studies were conducted during 1988 and 1989 by the U.S. Geological survey to determine the effect of turbulence on the performance of price AA meter rotors. Two different...

Structural FRP Composites
Fiber-reinforced plastics are only just being discovered by civil engineers. Long used in expensive military and aerospace applications, they are beginning to find their way into structures....

U.S. Coast Guard Experience with Commercial FRP Vessels with Respect to Structural Reliability
The U.S. Coast Guard currently inspects over 1000 fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) vessels used in commercial passenger service. The designs include monohulls, catamarans, hydrofoils and...

Design of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the design and construction techniques of fiberglass composite underground storage tanks. The scope of this paper is limited to the straight shell...

Properties of a New Polymer Concrete
A new polymer concrete was developed by adding unsaturated polyester resin and emulsifier into concrete. The new polymer concrete exhibits high strength of up to 69 MPa (10,000 psi) for...

Aggregates, Fibers and Coupling Agent in Polyester PC
This study investigated the influence of fine aggregate, glass fiber and silane coupling agent on the mechanical and mode I fracture behavior of a polyester polymer concrete (PC). The...

Beam-To-Column Connections for Pultruded FRP Structures
Moment-rotation and strength characteristics of beam-to-column bolted connections of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pultruded wide-flange structural shapes are discussed. Results of experimental...

Time-Dependent Behavior of FRP Lintels
This paper describes an experimental investigation into the short-term and long-term behaviors of two types of T-shaped lintels made of fiber-glass reinforced plastic with polyester or...

High Strength, High Denier Discrete Polymer Fiber in Cementitious Composites
A series of 3-point beam tests were performed on the cementitious composites specimens reinforced with high strength, high denier discrete polyester fibers. The fiber length, fiber volume...

Laboratory Fatigue Investigation of a GRP Bridge
A fatigue study of a 4.9 m glass-reinforced plastic bridge indicated a resistance to 1.6 million cycles of load without extensive damage to joints or elements. Viscoelastic creep occurred...

Concepts for Hybrid FRP Bridge Deck Systems
This paper presents selected structural concepts for modular bridge deck systems taking into account the limitations imposed by fabrication processes for polymer matrix composites. An...

Fatigue Behavior of Bond-Anchored Unidirectional Glass-FRP's
The contribution reports on the fatigue behavior of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) bars, consisting of endless E-glass fibers embedded in a polyester (PE) matrix and anchored in a...

 

 

 

 

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