Because ﬁbres have a high surface to volume ratio, they can be extremely strong materials. According to their origin, textile ﬁbres may be classiﬁed as natural ﬁbres , when they occur in nature in ﬁbre form, and man-made ﬁbres , when they do not occur in nature in ﬁbre form.
This chapter addresses the relationship between their structure and properties, and their use in civil engineering applications, such as road construction, bridges, non-structural gratings and claddings, structural systems for industrial supports, buildings, long-span roof structures, tanks, thermal insulators, etc.
Title of the Book
Fibrous and Composite materials for Civil Engineering Applications
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Contents of the book
Part 1 Types of fibrous textiles and structures
Part 2 Yarns: Production, processability and properties
Part 2 Fibrous materials as a concrete reinforced material
Part 3 Fibrous materials based composites for civil engineering applications