Download ACI 440R-07: Report on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) by ACI Committee 440 PDF

By ACI Committee 440

Purposes of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites as reinforcement for concrete buildings were transforming into swiftly lately. ACI Committee 440 has released layout instructions for inner FRP reinforcement, externally bonded FRP reinforcement for strengthening, prestressed FRP reinforcement, and try out tools for FRP items. even if those guidance exist, new items and purposes stay constructed. therefore, this record summarizes the present nation of data on those fabrics and their program to concrete and masonry constructions. the aim of this record is to behave as an advent to FRP fabrics in parts the place ACI courses exist, and to supply details at the houses and behaviour of concrete constructions containing FRP in components the place publications should not presently on hand. If an ACI consultant is on the market, the consultant rfile supersedes details during this document, and the consultant must always be for layout and alertness reasons. ACI Committee 440 can also be within the technique of constructing new courses and therefore the present availability of courses could be checked by way of the reader. as well as the fabric homes of the constituent fabrics (that is, resins and fibers) and items, present wisdom of FRP purposes, reminiscent of inner reinforcement together with prestressing, exterior strengthening of concrete and masonry buildings, and structural structures, is mentioned intimately. The rfile additionally addresses sturdiness matters and the consequences of maximum occasions, similar to hearth and blast. A precis of a few examples of box purposes is gifted.

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Download The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler by Laird M. Easton PDF

By Laird M. Easton

The lifetime of count number Harry Kessler (1868-1937), the well-known Anglo-German artwork customer, author, and activist, deals a bright and engrossing viewpoint at the tumultuous transformation of artwork and politics that came about in smooth Europe among 1890 and 1930. within the first 1/2 his profession Kessler used to be some of the most ardent and recognized champions of aesthetic modernism in Imperial Germany, turning into a chum and customer to pioneering artists and writers of his day, such a lot particularly French sculptor Aristide Maillol, Belgian architect Henry van de Velde, English theater dressmaker Gordon Craig, and Austrian poet and playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal and, in his capability as director of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar and vice-president of the German Artists League, served as a spokesman and lightning rod for embattled smooth artwork. within the aftermath of the 1st international battle, within which he served as a soldier, propagandist, and undercover agent, Kessler launched into a public occupation as a dedicated internationalist and pacifist, a stance that led finally to his exile from Germany upon the Nazi seizure of strength. utilizing the lately stumbled on parts of Kessler's broad diaries, the most amazing journals ever written, Laird Easton explains the explanations for this startling metamorphosis, displaying for the 1st time the continuities among Kessler's prewar aestheticism and his postwar politics and highlighting his significance in the better heritage of the increase of contemporary artwork and politics. This full of life narrative, the 1st English-language biography of Harry Kessler, presents a wealthy and interesting portrait of the guy whom W. H. Auden known as "a crown witness of our times."

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Download Men, Masculinities and Methodologies by Barbara Pini, Bob Pease PDF

By Barbara Pini, Bob Pease

Feminist researchers have produced a wide physique of severe scholarship on methodologies as they pertain to the examine of ladies. notwithstanding, questions about concerns corresponding to energy, positionality and ethics in learn concerning males and masculinities have remained mostly unaddressed. this is often even though learn on males and masculinities has grown exponentially lately, as is evidenced through the expanding variety of scholarly books and journals at the topic. during this e-book researchers contemplate their studies of learning males and masculinities from the viewpoint of subject matters starting from web relationship and violence to social inclusion and mountaineering. additionally they canvass how we will deal with distinction and variety among males and among masculinities in our methodological ways. during the lens of masculinity stories the authors give a contribution to broader methodological debates approximately topics comparable to box entry, insider-outsider positioning and qualitative as opposed to quantitative approaches.

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