Polymer Composites III 2004: Transportation Infrastructure, Defense and Novel Applications of Composites

Proceedings, March 30–April 1, 2004, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Editors: Robert C. Creese and Hota GangaRao

Organized by the Constructed Facilities Center, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University

ISBN: 1-932078-35-5, March 2004, 211 pages, 6×9, hardcover

  • Practical applications of composites in civil engineering and military applications
  • Materials, design, manufacturing, usage trends, case histories
  • Featured topics include: State DOT Success Stories; Repair with Composites Materials; Pentagon Rebuild; Light-Duty Bridge Applications; Resin and Reinforcement Development; Advanced Manufacturing of Composites

Polymer Composites Conference series is unique in its focus on practical, current applications of polymer composites in transportation infrastructure and military research. Polymer Composites III brings together government, industry and educational leaders to demonstrate the successful application of composites by validating their cost-effectiveness, design, construction, and performance. The conference facilities the exchange of information and identifies the most relevant materials and manufacturing processes.


In the 18 technical papers here, researchers, designers, manufacturers, contractors, federal and state agencies, and end-users involved with polymer composites address:

  • the role that composites play in infrastructure renewal and homeland security
  • the magnitude of economic development
  • technical and regulatory barriers
  • identifying agencies that can enable the expansion of composites use
  • recognizing and promoting viable US Department of Defense applications and future trends
  • recent advances in manufacturing processes and materials development.

Preface

SESSION 1—APPLICATIONS OF COMPOSITES IN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) to Minimize Traffic Disruption
  • New York’s Experience with FRP Materials for Bridge Applications
  • Demonstration of Wood—Composites Applications in Transportation Infrastructure
  • Experimental Repair Procedure of a Hybrid E-Glass/Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Bridge Deck
  • Vermont’s Bridges and FRP
  • An Overview of the Use of Composite Materials for Rehabilitation and Seismic Retrofitting of Highway Truss Bridges
  • Kansas Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bridge Deck Experience
  • North Carolina DOT’s Experience with Fiber Reinforced Polymers

SESSION 2—TECHNICAL, DEFENSE, ECONOMIC AND MANUFACTURING

  • Australian Approaches to Standardizing Design Properties for Fiber Reinforced Laminates in Civil Engineering Structures
  • Training Workers for the Composites Industries/Workforce Development
  • FRP Composite Bridge Decks: National Composite Center Experiences
  • Composites Manufacturing Technology Center: Overview

SESSION 3—COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING AND NOVEL APPLICATIONS

  • Cyclics, an Emerging Technology for Thermoplastic Composites
  • Implementation of Innovative Fibre Composite Structures in Australian Civil Engineering
  • Proposed AASHTO Design Specification for FRP Pedestrian Bridges
  • Applications of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Integration of Sensing in Civil Structures: Development of the New Discipline of Civionics
  • Mid-Lot Approach for Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Bridge Decks Cost Estimation

Author Index

Organized by the Constructed Facilities Center, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University

ISBN: 1-932078-35-5, March 2004, 211 pages, 6×9, hardcover

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