Masters Theses


Life expectancy modeling for FRP strengthened reinforced concrete bridges


"In this thesis, the author presents one possible strength degradation approach using analytical modeling to determine the life expectancy of FRP strengthened bridges. An actual Carbon FRP field strengthened bridge in Dallas County, Missouri, USA, is utilized to demonstrate the life expectancy approach. The Dallas County Bridge P-0962 was constructed in 1955 and strengthened in 2003. To predict the life expectancy behavior of the bridge structure, a theoretical model was derived using basic concepts, past research, and the tested properties of specimens for critical chloride concentration"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Myers, John

Committee Member(s)

Nanni, Antonio
Ayoub, Ashraf Salah Eldin


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


Missouri. Department of Transportation
University of Missouri--Rolla. University Transportation Center


Accompanying CD-ROM, available at Missouri S&T Library, contains the two sheets of Math-CAD. First Math-CAD sheet has a program for calculating life expectancy of FRP strengthened RC bridges in Standard American English Units (S.A.E.). Second Math-CAD sheet has a program for calculating life expectancy of FRP strengthened RC bridges in S.I. Metric Units (S.I.)
System requirements: Math-CAD.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007


xiii, 135 leaves, 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-73).


© 2007 Amol V. Sawant, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type




Library of Congress Subject Headings

Concrete bridges -- Maintenance and repair
Fiber-reinforced concrete
Reinforced concrete construction

Thesis Number

T 9170

Print OCLC #


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