Article - 16 Mar 2001
This article provides an introduction into the area of adhesives. It covers areas such as background, terminology, why adhesives are used, advantages and limitations and where they will be used in the...
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Once a cathodic protection system has been implemented, maintaining the system is of great importance. Outlined are recommended monitoring and maintenance schedules and actions to be taken based on...
Article - 12 Mar 2002
This report summarises the development of cathodic protection of steel in concrete. It reports on the technology development and uptake across the world as well as applications and benefits.
Article - 2 Feb 2012
One of the most costly and common causes in lack of durability in infrastructure is the corrosion of reinforced concrete. The lack of durability in concrete has been identified as a major cost to...
Article - 27 Nov 2001
Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) concrete provides an alternative to steel reinforced concrete. It overcomes corrosion problems, possesses high strength and low stiffness and cracks in the matrix are...
Article - 7 Jun 2009
The University of Miami(RB2C)is trying to push the envelope using new materials that are more sustainable, more environmentally friendly and more efficient using advanced composites and...
Article - 28 Feb 2001
Smart materials are able to respond to changes in their surroundings. They have potential applications in aerospace and civil engineering. Work continues on refining these materials down to the...
Article - 29 Nov 2016
SAFSTRIP® is a pultruded composite strip that improves the strength of an existing structural member when mechanically fastened to the structure.
Article - 27 May 2016
Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the process of testing and evaluating materials without destroying them, and the field is evolving.
Article - 26 Mar 2002
The use of plastics and rubbers in building is increasing. Some applications such as pipes and gutters, roofing, cladding panels, anti-vibration mounts, sound insulation, thermal insulation and window...