15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will familiarise students with some of the innovative materials and technologies used in the construction industry for the design and execution of new structures and the rehabilitation of existing structures. The module will discuss: the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) as a reinforcing and strengthening solution for concrete structures; the properties of fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) and its structural applications; developments in design methods; recent material and product developments, manufacturing and construction techniques. Existing design guidelines and state-of-the-art research in the field will be reviewed and discussed, and complemented by practical tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions.

Staff Contact: Dr Maurizio Guadagnini
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation
WebCT resources are available for this module

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