Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites

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Addressing recent trends and future directions, Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites presents new opportunities for developing innovative and cost-effective materials and techniques in cement and concrete composites manufacturing, testing, and design. The book offers mathematical models, experimental results, and computational algorithms for efficient designs with fiber and textile reinforced composite systems. It explores alternative solutions using blended cements, innovative reinforcing systems, natural fibers, experimental characterization of key parameters used for design, and optimized designs. Each chapter begins with a detailed introduction, supplies a thorough overview of the existing literature, and sets forth the reasoning behind the experimentation and theory. Documenting the composite action of fibers and textiles, the book develops and explains methods for manufacturing and testing cement composites. Methods to design and analyze structures for reduced weight, increased durability, and minimization of cement use are also examined. The book demonstrates that using a higher volume fraction of fiber systems can result in composites that are quasi-elastic plastic. Speaking to the need to optimize structural performance and sustainability in construction, this comprehensive and cohesive reference requires readers to rethink the traditional design and manufacturing of reinforced concrete structures.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC Press
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781439806609
StatePublished - Sep 11 2011

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Textiles
Mechanics
Cements
Fibers
Composite materials
Natural fibers
Testing
Concrete construction
Reinforced concrete
Large scale systems
Sustainable development
Volume fraction
Durability
Concretes
Mathematical models
Plastics
Costs

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Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites. / mobasher, Barzin.

1 ed. CRC Press, 2011.

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