Performance evaluation of short-span bridges built with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite systems
"This investigation studied the structural performance of FRP composite materials in bridge decks through in-place load tests and analytical studies. Two multi-panel bridge decks were studied: Saint Francis Street Bridge consisting of a deck built with four glass FRP (GFRP) honeycomb panels, whereas Waters Street Bridge consists of nine FRP-RC panels. The performance of the two bridges was monitored by load tests for over three to four years. The main objectives of this investigation were: to examine the deflection data in service that can be correlated to allowable deflections; to estimate if there is any stiffness degradation that can indicate distress in the deck; to compute the load fraction distribution between panels based on experimental data and attempt the load rating using the load test results"--Introduction, leaves 2-3.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xiii, 165 leaves
Saint James (Mo.)
© 2004 Ursula M. Deza, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Concrete bridges -- Floors -- Missouri -- Saint James
Bridges -- Live loads -- Testing -- Missouri -- Saint James
Fiber-reinforced plastics -- Missouri -- Saint James
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Deza, Ursula, "Performance evaluation of short-span bridges built with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite systems" (2004). Masters Theses. 3607.