Masters Theses

Abstract

"A combined pultrusion and filament winding process is developed to fabricate composite rebars. A pultrusion machine is designed and constructed, and a filament winding machine is installed and modified. Experience in building the machines is reported. To optimize the working process, the parameters in the pultrusion process were analyzed using a three dimensional heat transfer model. A FORTRAN program was developed for this purpose.

The ductility of composite rebars has been a major concern. A combined pultrusion and filament winding method is used to fabricate composite rebars. Materials chosen are carbon fibers and epoxy resin. The rebar made has a kind of pseudo-ductility. This is realized by a mixture of carefully chosen different kinds of carbon fibers and winding angles. Properties of composite rebar made are analyzed. Optic fiber sensors were embedded into the composite rebar for structural monitoring purpose"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Chandrashekhara, K.
Belarbi, Abdeldjelil

Committee Member(s)

Avula, Xavier J. R.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Mechanics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1998

Pagination

vi, 50 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-49).

Rights

© 1998 Chuanqing Jiang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fiber-reinforced plastics
Fiber-reinforced concrete -- Ductility
Composite-reinforced concrete
Manufacturing processes

Thesis Number

T 7427

Print OCLC #

39636729

Electronic OCLC #

905108023

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b4063997~S5

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