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Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering by N Uddin

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Types of fiber and fiber arrangement in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites

Y. Gowayed,     Auburn University, USA

Abstract:

In fiber reinforced plastics (FRP), as a special type of polymer matrix composite, fibers provide the stiffness and strength while the surrounding plastic matrix transfers the stress between fibers and protects them. In this chapter, the role of fibers in FRP is delineated, their types and properties are discussed and the fabric forms in which they can be formed and used to reinforce FRP are presented. A special focus is given to the effect of the chemical structure of fibers on the stability and the level of anisotropy of their mechanical response. Furthermore, the effect of assembling these fibers into yarns ...

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