ADVANCED COMPOSITES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING - A CRITICAL OVERVIEW AT THIS HIGH INTEREST, LOW USE STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

The background to growing interest in the use of high performance advanced composite materials in bridges and structures is reviewed. Different fibres, resins and manufacturing methods are described and typical properties given. Potential applications in concrete and steel structures are presented with emphasis on those structures likely to be most cost effective. Retrofit strengthening of structures using advanced composites is outlined and the paper concludes with a review of new structures built entirely out of advanced composites including main suspension cables. (A) For the covering abstract see ITRD E104933.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 3-15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-921303-64-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2000 12:00AM