Advanced Composites for Civil Engineering Infrastructures

Advanced Composites for Civil Engineering Infrastructures

Xia Cui (Dalian University of Technology, China), Shuzhu Zeng (Dalian University of Technology, China), Zhen Li (Dalian University of Technology, China), Qiaofeng Zheng (Dalian University of Technology, China), Xun Yu (New York Institute of Technology, USA) and Baoguo Han (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 37
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5216-1.ch010

Abstract

The development of advanced composites not only enhances strength, ductility, durability of materials, and endows materials with the multifunctional property, but also reduces the construction cost and promotes civil engineering infrastructure to make sustainable development. In this chapter, several representative advanced composites with abundant research achievements and wide applications are systematically introduced with regard to cementitious composites, fiber-reinforced polymer composites, novel thermally functional composites, and 3D printing composites in terms of their definitions, properties, research progress, and applications in civil engineering infrastructures.
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Cementitious Composites

During development history of civil engineering composites, cementitious composites become the main and irreplaceable construction materials because of their strong adaptability and low cost. However, poor ductility and single function of cementitious composites bring the challenges and opportunities for advanced cementitious composites. Several advanced cementitious composites with high-performance, multi-functional, green and smart are introduced as follows.

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