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Glassfibre reinforced concrete : principles, production, propertiesand applications

Author: P Bartos
Publisher: Scotland, England : Whittles Publishing, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides guidance on the properties, specification, testing, and the latest methods for effective production of glassfibre reinforced concrete.
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Bartos, Peter J. M.
Glassfibre reinforced concrete : principles, production, properties and applications.
Scotland, England :Whittles Publishing, c2017
xxiv, 183 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P Bartos
ISBN: 9781849953269 1849953260 9781849953696 1849953694 9781523112067 1523112069
OCLC Number: 1004466286
Description: 1 online resource (185 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of figures ; List of tables ; Acknowledgements ; Preface ; Glossary ; 1 Introduction and Scope ; 2 Brief History of Development ; 3 Constituent Materials ; 3.1 Binders ; 3.2 Aggregates ; 3.3 Fibres ; 3.3.1 Composition and basic properties ; 3.3.2 Size, shape and length ; 3.3.3 Alkali resistance ; 3.4 Admixtures ; 3.4.1 Plasticisers and superplasticisers ; 3.4.2 Viscosity-modifying agents ; 3.4.3 Accelerators and retarders for setting/hardening ; 3.4.4 Titanium dioxide ; 3.4.5 Other admixtures ; 3.5 Polymers, pigments and additives/fillers ; 3.5.1 Polymers ; 3.5.2 Pigments. 3.5.3 Microsilica 3.5.4 Hydraulic additives ; 3.6 Water ; 4 Manufacture ; 4.1 Batching and mixing ; 4.2 Production of GRC elements ; 4.2.1 Premix and casting ; 4.2.2 Simultaneous spray-up ; 4.2.3 Other production methods ; 4.3 Curing ; 4.4 Moulds and formwork ; 4.5 Surface finishes and treatments ; 4.6 Handling, transport, storage and repairs ; 4.7 Cutting and shaping ; 5 Composite Action ; 5.1 Internal microstructure ; 5.2 Fracture mechanisms ; 5.3 Influencing factors ; 5.3.1 Mechanical properties of fibres ; 5.3.2 Mechanical properties of the matrix ; 5.3.3 Bond ; 6 Properties of GRC. 6.1 Properties of fresh GRC 6.2 Properties of hardened GRC ; 6.2.1 Basic influencing factors and typical mix designs ; 6.2.2 Methods for assessment of performance ; 6.3 Physical properties ; 6.3.1 Density ; 6.3.2 Permeability, water absorption and apparent porosity ; 6.3.3 Acoustic properties ; 6.3.4 Thermal properties ; 6.4 Mechanical properties ; 6.4.1 Modulus of elasticity ; 6.4.2 Flexural/bending strength ; 6.4.3 Tensile strength and Poission's ratio ; 6.4.4 Compressive strength ; 6.4.5 Transverse tensile and inter-laminar shear strength ; 6.5 Toughness and impact resistance. 6.6 Durability 6.6.1 Wet/dry cycles ; 6.6.2 Freeze/thaw cycles ; 6.6.3 Fire resistance ; 6.6.4 Chemical, biological and other exposure ; 6.7 Volume (dimensional) changes ; 6.7.1 Effects of humidity: shrinkage/swelling ; 6.7.2 Creep and fatigue ; 6.7.3 Thermal contraction/expansion ; 6.8 Self-cleaning ; 6.9 Environmental performance ; 6.9.1 Energy requirements ; 6.9.2 Environmental impact analysis ; 6.9.3 Active de-pollution of environment by eGRC ; 6.9.4 Recycling of GRC ; 7 Structural Design ; 7.1 Principles ; 7.2 Typical structural elements ; 7.2.1 Single-skin sheet ; 7.2.2 Ribbed panels. 7.2.3 Sandwich panels 7.2.4 Stud-frame system ; 7.3 Fixings ; 7.3.1 Basic functions and design principles ; 7.3.2 Types of fixing ; 7.3.3 Durability ; 8 Specification and Compliance ; 8.1 General guidance, grades and their selection ; 8.2 Production quality control and compliance ; 8.3 Sampling and frequency tests ; 8.4 Testing ; 8.4.1 Content of glass fibres ; 8.4.2 Grade ; 8.4.3 Bulk density, water absorption and apparent porosity ; 8.4.4 Other tests ; 8.5 Dimensional tolerances ; 8.6 Potential defects ; 8.6.1 Uneven fibre content and distribution ; 8.6.2 Inadequate or excessive thickness ; 8.6.3 Excessive cracking and crazing.
Responsibility: Peter J. M. Bartos.

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This book provides guidance on the properties, specification, testing, and the latest methods for effective production of glassfibre reinforced concrete.

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