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Foreword This special issue was organised by the International and to protect the composite in a fire situation. He has Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) to pay tribute to long been aware that structural composite materials are Professor Len Hollaway for his lifetime achievement in dependent upon their physical properties in the scientific research, particularly in the area of FRP environment into which they are placed and this has led composites for structural engineering applications. It him to undertake research into the in-service properties begins with a paper on Len’s personal experiences with of polymer materials. polymers, fibres, and composites in the civil Len has been very active in collaborative research engineering environment, followed by 15 invited papers into FRP composites and their applications working from his former students, collaborators, colleagues and with both industrial firms and leading international friends. All papers have gone through the usual rigorous researchers. He has been a founding member of national review process in accordance to the review policy of and international networks of research organizations for Advances in Structural Engineering. industry and a founding member of scientific groups Professor Len Hollaway has made major and within professional engineering institutions. He has also pioneering contributions of lasting importance to fibre been a member of many national and international reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and their committees and has organised international conferences applications in civil/structural engineering over the past on FRP composites in civil/structural engineering. He four decades. These contributions can be classified has made significant contributions to the establishment under four broad headings of interest, namely, and the operation of the IIFC. technological innovation, stress analysis, concept The three of us are honoured to serve as the editors of development and design guidelines. He has developed this special issue. We have had the great pleasure of structural systems which are for use on earth and collaborating and befriending with Len for an extended deployable skeletal structural systems for space use period of time and are indebted to him for his which would be situated at geostationary orbit. The enthusiastic approach, inspiring discussions and his former has involved field testing of full-size FRP kindness and friendship. structures as well as intricate structural model testing. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to He has developed composite systems which involved thank all the authors for their meticulous preparation of the combination of two or more structural units made the papers and to all the reviewers for their high-quality from different materials but one of which was FRP and timely reviews. composite; each material was used to their best advantage. He has investigated the addition of additives to polymers to improve particular properties, Jian-Fei Chen, The University of Edinburgh specifically nanoclays into resin formulations, to reduce and to a minimum the ingress of moisture thus lowering the Jin-Guang Teng & Lik Lam, The Hong Kong permeability of FRP composites in humid environments Polytechnic University Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 13 No. 5 2010 i http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

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SAGE
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© 2010 SAGE Publications
ISSN
1369-4332
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2048-4011
DOI
10.1260/1369-4332.13.5.i
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Abstract

This special issue was organised by the International and to protect the composite in a fire situation. He has Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) to pay tribute to long been aware that structural composite materials are Professor Len Hollaway for his lifetime achievement in dependent upon their physical properties in the scientific research, particularly in the area of FRP environment into which they are placed and this has led composites for structural engineering applications. It him to undertake research into the in-service properties begins with a paper on Len’s personal experiences with of polymer materials. polymers, fibres, and composites in the civil Len has been very active in collaborative research engineering environment, followed by 15 invited papers into FRP composites and their applications working from his former students, collaborators, colleagues and with both industrial firms and leading international friends. All papers have gone through the usual rigorous researchers. He has been a founding member of national review process in accordance to the review policy of and international networks of research organizations for Advances in Structural Engineering. industry and a founding member of scientific groups Professor Len Hollaway has made major and within professional engineering institutions. He has also pioneering contributions of lasting importance to fibre been a member of many national and international reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and their committees and has organised international conferences applications in civil/structural engineering over the past on FRP composites in civil/structural engineering. He four decades. These contributions can be classified has made significant contributions to the establishment under four broad headings of interest, namely, and the operation of the IIFC. technological innovation, stress analysis, concept The three of us are honoured to serve as the editors of development and design guidelines. He has developed this special issue. We have had the great pleasure of structural systems which are for use on earth and collaborating and befriending with Len for an extended deployable skeletal structural systems for space use period of time and are indebted to him for his which would be situated at geostationary orbit. The enthusiastic approach, inspiring discussions and his former has involved field testing of full-size FRP kindness and friendship. structures as well as intricate structural model testing. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to He has developed composite systems which involved thank all the authors for their meticulous preparation of the combination of two or more structural units made the papers and to all the reviewers for their high-quality from different materials but one of which was FRP and timely reviews. composite; each material was used to their best advantage. He has investigated the addition of additives to polymers to improve particular properties, Jian-Fei Chen, The University of Edinburgh specifically nanoclays into resin formulations, to reduce and to a minimum the ingress of moisture thus lowering the Jin-Guang Teng & Lik Lam, The Hong Kong permeability of FRP composites in humid environments Polytechnic University Advances in Structural Engineering Vol. 13 No. 5 2010 i

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Published: Oct 1, 2010

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