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Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites / Edition 1

Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites / Edition 1

by Barzin Mobasher


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ISBN-13: 9781439806609
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 473
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Barzin Mobasher obtained his BS and MS in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Northeastern University in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He received his PhD in civil engineering from Northwestern University in 1990 and was a member of the Technical Staff at USG Corporation during 1990–1991. He joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University in 1991 as an assistant professor of structural materials. He has been a professor of engineering at ASU since 2004. Dr. Mobasher has led programs involved with the design, analysis, materials testing, and full-scale structural testing of construction and structural materials. His list of publications includes more than 150 research papers in leading professional journals and conference proceedings. He has made fundamental contributions to the field of fiber and textile reinforced concrete materials and mechanics of toughening in cement-based systems, modeling the mechanical and durability of materials, and experimental mechanics. He has served as the Chair of the American Concrete Institute, ACI Committee 544 on Fiber Reinforced Concrete, and has been a reviewer for a variety of journals.

For more information about Dr. Mobasher, see Dr.Mobasher’s web site at ASU.

Table of Contents

Cement-Based Composites—A Case for Sustainable Construction
Cement and Concrete Production
Current Trends
Structure of This Book

Historical Aspects of Conventional Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Systems
Prehistoric Developments
Asbestos Cement
Hatscheck Process
Cement Composites in Modular and Panelized Construction Systems
Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Cellulose Fibers
Continuous Fiber Systems
Thin Section Composites Using Textiles

Ductile Cement Composite Systems
Mechanics of Toughening
Macro-Defect-Free Cements
Ductile Composites with High-Volume Fiber Contents
Compression Molding
Spin Casting
Mixing High-Volume Fraction Composites
Composites Using Continuous Fibers and Textiles
Matrix Phase Modifications
Calcium Hydroxide Reduction
Hybrid Short Fiber Reinforcement
Hybrid Reinforcement: Woven Mesh and Discrete Fibers

Textile Reinforcement in Composite Materials
Terminology and Classifications Systems
AR Glass Fibers
Carbon Filaments and Yarns
Textile Reinforced Composites
Stitch-Bonded Fabrics
Leno Weave Technique
Analysis of Woven Textile Composites
Composite Moduli in Textile Reinforcements
Modeling of Textile Composites at the Representative Volume Level
Mechanical Strength and Damage Accumulation

Single Yarns in Woven Textiles: Characterization of Geometry and Length Effects
Kevlar Fabric
Single Yarn Tensile Tests
Weibull Analysis

Introduction to Mechanics of Composite Materials
Volume Fraction
Composite Density
Nature of Load Sharing and Load Transfer
Computation of Transverse Stiffness
Strength of a Lamina
Case Study 1: Matrix Fails First, σmu Governs
Case Study 2: Four Stages of Cracking
Laminated Composites
Stiffness of an Off-Axis Ply
Ply Discount Method
Failure Criteria

Mechanical Testing and Characteristic Responses
Concepts of Closed-Loop Testing
Components and Parameters of CLC
Actuators and Servomechanism
Servohydraulic Testing Machines
Compression Test
Uniaxial Tension Test
Flexure Test
Fracture Tests
Cyclic Test
Compliance-Based Approach
Mechanical Performance—Test Methods for Measurement of Toughness of FRC
Round Panel Tests
Fatigue Tests
Impact Resistance
Restrained Shrinkage
Aging and Weathering

Fiber Pullout and Interfacial Characterization
Significance of Interfacial Modeling
Analytical Derivation for Fiber Pullout Fiber and Textile Composites
Algorithm for Pullout Simulation
Single-Fiber Pullout Experiments
Textile Pullout Tests
Energy Dissipation during Pullout
Finite Element Simulation
Fracture-Based Approach
Strain Energy Release Rate
Modeling of the Transverse Yarn Anchorage Mechanism
Finite Difference Approach for the Anchorage Model
Characterization of Interfacial Aging
Theoretical Modeling of Interfacial Aging

Fracture Process in Quasi-Brittle Materials
Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics
Stress Intensity Factor and Fracture Toughness
Fracture Process Zone
Equivalent Elastic Cracks
Cohesive Crack Models
Closing Pressure Formulations
R-Curve Approach
Derivation of R-Curves
Alternative Forms of R-Curves
Stress–Crack Width Relationship
Termination of Stable Crack Growth Range
Toughening under Steady-State Condition
Discrete Fiber Approach Using Fiber Pullout for Toughening
Comparison with Experimental Results
Simulation of Glass Fiber Concrete
Compliance-Based Approach

Tensile Response of Continuous and Cross-Ply Composites
Specimen Preparation
(0/90) Composite Laminates
(+45) Composite Laminates
Compression Response
PP Fiber Laminates
Flexural Response
Microstructural Damage and Toughness

Inelastic Analysis of Cement Composites Using Laminate Theory
Stiffness of a Lamina
Stiffness of a Ply along Material Direction
Ply Discount Method
Damage-Based Modeling Using a Nonlinear-Incremental Approach
Failure Criteria for Lamina
Generalized Load Displacement for the Composite Response
Performance of Model: Simulation of Tensile Load
Simulation of Flexural Results

Tensile and Flexural Properties of Hybrid Cement Composites
Manufacturing Techniques and Materials
Experimental Program
Specimen Preparation

Correlation of Distributed Damage with Stiffness Degradation Mechanisms
Role of Microcracking Cement Composites in Tension
Tensile Response of Textile Reinforced Cement Composites
Crack Spacing Measurement
Imaging Procedures for Measurement of Crack Spacing
Effect of Fabric Type
Effect of Mineral Admixtures
Effect of Accelerated Aging
Rheology and Microstructure
Effect of Curing
Effects of Pressure
Microcrack–Textile Interaction Mechanisms

Flexural Model for Strain-Softening and Strain-Hardening Composites
Correlation of Tensile and Flexural Strength from Weibull Statistics Perspective
Derivation of Closed-Form Solutions for Moment–Curvature Diagram
Simplified Expressions for Moment–Curvature Relations
Crack Localization Rules
Algorithm to Predict Load–Deflection Response of the Four-Point Bending Test
Parametric Study of Material Parameters
Prediction of Load–Deformation Response

Back-Calculation Procedures of Material Properties from Flexural Tests
Data Reduction by the ARS Method and Rilem Test Method
AR Glass Fiber Concrete
Comparison with the Rilem Approach

Modeling of Fiber Reinforced Materials Using Finite Element Method
Model Concrete Structure with ABAQUS
Inverse Analysis of FRC
Finite Element Simulation of Round Panel Test
Moment–Curvature Relationship for Rigid Crack Model
Modeling of Round Panel Test with Rigid Crack Model

Flexural Design of Strain-Softening Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Moment–Curvature Response
Bilinear Moment–Curvature Diagram
Allowable Tensile Strain
Deflection Calculation for Serviceability
Minimum Postcrack Tensile Strength for Shrinkage and Temperature
Design Examples

Fiber Reinforced Aerated Concrete
AFRC Production
Density and Compressive Strength Relationship
Flexural Response
Pore Structure

Sisal Fiber Reinforced Composites
Sisal Fiber Composites
Stress–Strain Behavior and Cracking Mechanisms
Fiber Matrix Pullout Behavior

Restrained Shrinkage Cracking
Review of Drying Shrinkage Testing Methods
Effect of Creep in Restrained Shrinkage Cracking
Age-Dependent Concrete Strength
Equilibrium and Compatibility Conditions
Stress–Strain Development

Flexural Impact Test
Experimental Program
Effect of Drop Height

Textile Composites for Repair and Retrofit
Comparison of FRP Systems with Textile Reinforced Concrete
Experimental Program
Materials Tests
Structural Tests
Structural Tests of Masonry Walls

Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Beam–Column Joints Using Textile Cement Composites
Experimental Program
Experimental Results

Dynamic Tensile Characteristics of Textile Cement Composites
Dynamic Tensile Testing
Dynamic Testing of Cement Composites
Experimental Methodology
Results and Discussions


Chapters include an introduction and references.

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