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Organic Materials for Sustainable Civil Engineering

Organic Materials for Sustainable Civil Engineering

Yves Mouton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-848-21224-4

Apr 2011

651 pages

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$282.00

Description

This book provides an inventory of organic materials and products, the major components of all civil engineering projects, in terms of their scientific and technical background, including the regulations that cover their use and their predicted useful life. Such materials include: bitumen on the roads; geotextiles for retaining walls; membranes for bridges; tunnel and reservoir waterproofing; paint binders to protect metallic and concrete structures or to realize road markings; injection resins; gluing products; concrete admixtures; and composite materials.

The presentation is based on a physicochemical approach, which is essential if these products are to be considered as part of sustainable development: as such, those studying or working in these fields will find this an invaluable source of information.

Introduction xxiii
Yves MOUTON

PART 1. PROBLEMS REGARDING ORGANIC MATERIALS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 1

Chapter 1. Organic materials used in Construction at the Dawn of the Third Millennium 3
Michel DE LONGCAMP and Yves MOUTON

Chapter 2. Sustainable Development Issues Regarding Organic Materials used in Civil Engineering 15
Agnès JULLIEN

Chapter 3. Health Risks of Organic Materials used in Construction: What is the Situation Today? 37
Guy AUBURTIN

Chapter 4. Ecological Impacts of Organic Construction Materials: What is the Situation Today? 51
Yves PERRODIN

PART 2. ORGANIC POLYMERS AS BUILDING MATERIALS 63

Chapter 5. Organic Polymers 65
Jacques VERDU and Bruno FAYOLLE

Chapter 6. Formulation of Plastics 121
Michel de LONGCAMP

Chapter 7. Ageing and Durability of Organic Polymers 131
Jacques VERDU and Bruno FAYOLLE

Chapter 8. Fireproofing polymeric materials: problems and solutions 179
Serge BOURBIGOT

Chapter 9. Organic Materials, Waste and Recycling 189
Vincent VERNEY

PART 3. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 203

Chapter 10. Geosynthetics and Waterproofing 205
Philippe MESTAT

Chapter 11. Waterproofing Buildings: The Point of View of an Expert 269
Gérard HÉMOND

Chapter 12. Elastomers and Rubbers used in Civil Engineering 283
Michel FRAGNET

PART 4. COMPOSITE MATERIALS, TENSILE STRUCTURES, TEXTILE ARCHITECTURE AND TIMBER 313

Chapter 13. Composite Materials and Construction 315
Jean-François CARON

Chapter 14. Textile Materials: Architectural Applications 339
Bernard MAURIN and Romain FERRARI

Chapter 15. Wood 353
Rémy MOUTERDE

PART 5. ORGANIC BINDER-BASED MATERIALS 389

Chapter 16. Bitumen, Road Construction and Sustainable Development 391
Bernard LOMBARDI

Chapter 17. Industrial Mortars and Repairing Concrete Products 407
Pierre BOULANGER and Paulo GONCALO

Chapter 18. Waterborne Paints to Limit VOC Emissions: Interests and Limits 419
Emmanuel ARAGON and André MARGAILLAN

PART 6. ORGANIC COMPOUNDS BUILT-IN INTO CEMENT MATRICES 431

Chapter 19. Rheological Admixtures 433
Nicolas ROUSSEL

Chapter 20. Contributions of Organic Admixtures in Construction Processes 447
François CUSSIGH

Chapter 21. Organic Fibers in Cementitious Materials 457
Laetitia D'ALOIA-SCHWARTZENTRUBER

PART 7. PROBLEMS SPECIFIC TO ORGANIC MATERIALS: ADHESIVE BONDING AND CHARACTERIZATION METHODS 483

Chapter 22. Adhesive Bonding, a Method for Construction 485
Thierry CHAUSSADENT

Chapter 23. Strengthening Concrete Structures by Externally Bonded Composite Materials 503
Marc QUIERTANT

Chapter 24. Durability of FRP Strengthened Concrete Specimens under Accelerated Ageing 529
Karim BENZARTI, Marc QUIERTANT, Sylvain CHATAIGNER and Christophe AUBAGNAC

Chapter 25. Characterization of Organic Materials used in Civil Engineering by Chemical and Physico-chemical Methods 553
Fabienne FARCAS

PART 8. ORGANIC MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION, ARCHITECTURE, CREATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 583

Chapter 26. Organic Materials and Sustainable Architectural Design 585
Michel PAULIN

Chapter 27. Specific Contributions of Viscous Behavior Materials in Construction 599
Bernard HALPHEN

Chapter 28. Organics in Construction – How Far? 609
Henri VAN DAMME

Chapter 29. Thoughts on the Futurology in Research and Development of Innovative Materials 617
Jean BILLARD

Conclusion 631
François BUYLE-BODIN

Acronyms and Initials 639

List of Authors 645

Index 649

"The work provides practical information for engineers and numerous tables, illustrations and formulas are provided throughout. Contributors are leading French engineers from a variety of firms and research groups." (Booknews, 1 June 2011