Masters Theses

Title

Flexural strengthening of corroded steel bridge members with composite materials

Author

Tarun Gupta

Abstract

"The objective of this research program was to determine the effectiveness of using the composite materials to strengthen the simulated corroded steel members to regain the original design flexural capacity. The most important factor that would affect this retrofit technique was the bond behavior between composite material and the steel surface. To study the bond behavior, pull-out tests were conducted with different materials on steel surface (Frauenberger, 2003) to evaluate the bond stresses which were essential to carry out the analytical study and design procedure. Study of the failure modes of retrofited specimen was another important criteria essential to evaluate the degree of safety associated with this retrofit procedure for design purposes."--Introduction, leaf 5.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Pagination

ix, 71 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 53-58).

Rights

© 2004 Tarun Gupta, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Iron and steel bridges -- Corrosion
Composite materials -- Bonding
Metal bonding

Thesis Number

T 8574

Print OCLC #

57671091

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5278201~S5

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